Summer Leadership Program
The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) provides an enriching environment when school is out. SLP helps members broaden their worldview through international study, allows them to explore the city through fun and educational activities, and helps them gain skills for entering the workforce.
International Study Program
Our International Study Program is a natural continuation of our emphasis on leadership development, Pan-African and Latino history and culture, and global awareness. It is a year-long program with an intensive four-week study program conducted in Africa and Latin America.
Our members expand their horizons, develop leadership skills, and gain new and complex perspectives. Language classes, research projects, exploring cultural sites, completing service projects, and visiting NGOs and schools are some of the activities members have experienced in Morocco, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt, Ghana, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Brazil.
Prior to the trip, participants fundraise to help offset program fees and participate in regular planning meetings, as well as attending a week-long orientation. While overseas, participants begin to learn the language of the country they are visiting, meet with representatives in government, business, education, and community development, and have extended stays in rural villages or small towns. They also plan and facilitate seminars, undertake extensive research and make public presentations.
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Summer Day Camp
For four or five weeks after the school year ends, Summer Day Camp gives our youngest members a place to go to have fun and grow in a nurturing environment. Members ages 7 to 12 participate in our camp Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Summer Day Camp gives parents peace of mind knowing their children are safe and supervised. the counselors, who are staff and teen youth members, encourage bonding in a relaxed and fun space. Thirty children receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day and participate in activities including athletic and art projects, outings to cultural sites and amusement parks which culminates in a week-long camping excursion.
Youth Employment Opportunity (YEO)
Our youth employment opportunity program offers job training and experience for Bro/Sis members who are selected for YEO through an intensive screening process. Members learn interview techniques, business etiquette, letter and resume writing skills, and computer literacy.
Summer jobs within Bro/Sis include Camp Counselor for our Summer Day Camp, Administrative Assistant to our Office Manager, and GardenStewards in the Green Thumb community garden adjacent to our backyard.
Utilizing our professional networks, we also provide internship and employment opportunities in areas that interest our members. Through these work opportunities, members are able to make professional connections to help them enter the workforce. We also partner with the New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to provide additional job opportunities for our members.