STEM programs during school breaks

STEM Matters NYC Enrichment Programs | NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Enrichment Grade-Schooler Pre-Teen Teen

STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of exciting, hands-on STEM programs for K-12 students during spring break and summer.

  • All programs are free!
  • Programs are located in all five boroughs.
  • Students will get hands-on, real-world experiences and receive a daily MetroCard.

Who is eligible

All NYC public school students are eligible to apply.


How to apply

  • All students must complete an online application once the application period opens.
  • Join the STEM Matters NYC Email List to receive an email when the online application opens.

How to get help

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Updated April 12, 2022