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P-EBT: Money for Food for All NYC Public School Students

P-EBT covers the cost of missed school meals while students were learning from home from March to June 2020.  In NYC, every single public school student ages 3-21 will receive $420. Students in charter and parochial schools may receive P-EBT if their school participates in the federal school lunch program.


All NYC public school students, regardless of income or immigration statuswill receive P-EBT. Benefits will be issued automatically. There is no application or documentation required and it does not affect eligibility for other benefits or public charge status.

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Fresh Air Summer Spaces

The Fresh Air Fund has created Fresh Air Summer Spaces – fun, free and safe play spaces around the city.


The Fresh Air Summer Spaces program offers two-hour sessions for children ages 5-13 at neighborhood-based locations. Children will participate in supervised fun outdoor activities including arts &  crafts, Frisbee, basketball drills and even dance parties.


Fresh Air Summer Spaces are open Monday–Thursday from 10am–4pm

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Summer Internships

Find paid and unpaid, virtual and on-site internship opportunities for NYC High School students. 

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MarcoPolo Summer Camp

MarcoPolo Summer Camp is a virtual weekly STEAM+ educational program for young children. Bring out the scientist in your child with a set of ready-to-use resources that include featured video lessons, exciting games, and hands-on activities that promote a vast range of essential skills and knowledge-seeking in the real world. Dates: June 1 through Aug. 30

Ages: 0–8  Cost: $5 per month

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NJPAC Virtual Summer Arts Camp

Morning and afternoon sessions are available in acting/devised theater, dance, hip hop arts & culture, musical theater and jazz.

Dates: July 6 through July 31 Ages: 10-18 Subject area or focus: Acting/devised theater, dace, hip hop arts & culture, jazz, musical theater, visual arts Cost: $50 and up

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Adventure 2 Learning Virtual Summer Camp

On-demand content, LIVE expert instruction, and supporting offline materials to facilitate growth and understanding all summer long! Dates: June 22 through Aug. 8 Ages: 5–14 Subjects: Science, technology, math, ELA, foreign languages, sports/fitness, music, acting, theater, art, animal adventures, cooking/baking, yoga/mindfulness, special education Open to participants from anywhere Cost: $25

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NeOn Summer NYC

A paid 6 week (7/6-8/14/2020) remote summer program for NYC youth ages 14 - 24. NeON is designed to build skills to succeed in the workplace, strengthen community and support young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible Brooklyn youth must live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, North Staten Island, and the South Bronx (application by lottery).

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Coping After a Disaster

The CDC created this activity book to "offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster. We hope you will encourage its use in your schools, communities, and families to help children talk about their feelings after a disaster, and learn positive ways to express their emotions in uncertain times."

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Has Anyone Seen Normal?

Life isn’t normal for anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, and kids are struggling to come to terms with a new everyday reality every bit as much as adults. This picture book aims to help children understand these challenging times.

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TIME for Kids Free Digital Library

Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine for grades K - 8.

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What is COVID-19?

A social story created by Kara Whittaker from "Teaching Differently" - in her own words, "The coronavirus, or COVID-19, may cause fear, anxiety, or confusion for some children. Help teach your students about the virus (and the importance of hand washing) with a child-friendly social story."

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Ask a Scientist Comics

From the CDC, the “Ask a Scientist” comic series helps kids learn how the body fights disease, how people become infected with germs, and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.

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Play At Home

Kids need play to stay active and engaged with one another, and to support families and teachers. Find resources and share your game ideas, and join Playworks as they broadcast #PlayAtHome Recess live on Facebook at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday. Tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.

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Tips for Families

The following resources offer tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.

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Helping Children Cope with Stress

Recommendations from the World Health Organization on helping children cope with and understand what is happening during this outbreak.

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Digital Cooking Classes For Kids

Delish's editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids will be going live on Instagram every week day at 1pm EST to share cook-along videos.

COOKING CLASS

WHO - Healthy Parenting

Six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.

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Mommy Poppins Resources

Activities, games, app recommendations, and more.

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HiMama Coronavirus Resources

HiMama has compiled resources with the feedback and support from the childcare community to help child care centers, teachers and families make the most of these uncertain times to continue providing great care for our kids.

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Common Sense Media Resources

Blog posts, apps, videos, Learning at home and homework help. Also available in Spanish!

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Child Mind Institute

Clinical and supportive resources include: Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians (10am and 4.30pm), remote evaluations and telemedicine, phone consultations for follow-up about Facebook Live events and other questions about the best way to manage kids at home, daily tips for parenting during the crisis, via email, comprehensive resources for parents on coronavirus topics. Also available in Spanish.

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My Name is Coronavirus

A short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Available in over 20 languages!

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Parent Factsheet

Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce your stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope. Links to Chinese & Spanish versions.

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Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

A comic created by NPR education reporter Cory Turner for kids to learn about COVID-19 based on expert input.

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My School is Closed Today

Helping students understand and adjust to their new situation through a short social story. More stories on their website.

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About us

This site is a collection of resources made for New Yorkers seeking information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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