Winding Down

Hard to believe it but YES 2020 is winding down our summer activities as SummerBridge draws to a close!

We thank everyone for their active participation in this vibrant and committed community. Your work has enriched the lives of thousands of young people and is already providing examples for our field moving forward. Imagine what we could do with even more time and resources!

Below, find opportunities to provide our team with reflections, feedback, and thoughts going forward. Expect this community to evolve and stay active in the Fall and beyond as new challenges and opportunities in youth development in New York City surface. Stay tuned for post-surveys and a Fall meeting announcement.

Thank you again for your dedication in spite of all of the curve balls!

Brian, Candace, Ofelia, Rafi, Saskia, and Sara (AKA, the YES coordinating committee and Hive team) 
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Have feedback about YES and SummerBridge?

If you missed last week's convenings, you can STILL help us bring lessons-learned to the surface so we can have a collective voice as a field. Jot down ideas about the following topics in the linked Google docs:

If you would like to write a reflective blog post about your experiences for the Hive NYC website, please contact rafi [at]

(photo courtesy of Hive NYC. Do you miss in-person meetings?)

If you liked YES, you'll love the Hive NYC Learning Network!

The broader Hive network gathers regularly to share, learn, and plan around youth development, digital learning and tech equity. Join us by signing up for our listserv by emailing Feel free to post and introduce yourself once you're signed up!

Updates From Our Community

Congratulations to SummerBridge Youth Presenters!

Youth SummerBridge interns rocked the house last week as they presented projects about a range of topics from mental health during the COVID pandemic to police brutality, as well as portfolios of food photography, hip hop music industry press kits, and more. Kudos to them, and for all of the educators and supervisors that supported their journeys!

Above, left: As their workplace challenge, youth interns from United Activities Unlimited presented to their providers and YES staff about how they would improve SYEP for next year. 
Above, right: A prototype for a self-care kit for parents struggling during COVID times, imagined by youth participating in Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation's program with UnmaskEDU.

Fall Youth Opportunity

The Center for Urban Pedagogy and the Red Hook Community Justice Center are seeking youth interested in art, design, and social justice to reimagine public safety. Participants can earn up to $500. It meets remotely, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm from Tuesday, September 8 to Thursday November 17. Please contact Sabrina Carter at
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