Virtual Educational Opportunities and Fun Programs

  • New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud: The senator has been working to bring literacy, social justice awareness, and education to families as they shelter in place during the pandemic. On June 13th, Persaud will be reading part one of the Kamla Millwood story, “Peach has Questions” with the author at 1pm on Facebook Live. To watch, visit https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=288469218954369&ref=watch_permalink
  • University of Pennsylvania: The University of Penn has launched a no-cost, online summer program for high school seniors. It free and no requirements (such as GPA or testing) are required to join the program.  The students simply must have the initiative and desire to study throughout the summer. On June 16th, there will be an informational session led by McCoullum and the rest of the PennRSSA team (Kimberly Bowers, Carol Henderson, Augusta Atinuke Irele, and Elaine Leigh). Visit provost.upenn.edu/pennrssa for more information.
  • Museum of the City of New York: Learn more about New York through virtual exhibits that explore the Civil Rights Movement, Racial Justice Today’s The Movement for Black Lives from 2012-2017, Covid-19 NYC stories, and the history of LGBT Pride Month. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.
  • American Museum of Natural History: Although the museum has been closed, there are several virtual tours and YouTube videos depicting fossil specimens and other various scientific wonders for all to explore.  Children can use the museum’s online resources to learn about stargazing, archaeology, marine biology, and other scientific studies. Visit www.amnh.org to explore all that the American Museum of Natural History has to offer.
  • Brooklyn Public Library: Visit their website to participate in a wide array of virtual programing, such as origami tutorials, virtual story times, science projects, and even learn about American Sign Language. On Sunday, June 14th, Cuban-born Ahmed Alom will be performing classical interludes virtually at 4 pm on the Brooklyn Public Libraries Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Alom is a pianist who has performed all around the world, and even with Latin Grammy artists, such as Paquito de Rivera, Pedro Giraudo, and Jorge Glem. For more information visit, www.bklynlibrary.org