Learn About Our Enrichment Programs

Our year-round enrichment programs provide students with a strong network of support on their academic journey. From tutoring and mentoring to college tours and job shadowings – our students learn and grow with Fresh Air by their side.

The Career Awareness Program shows you different careers you could pursue in the future, and helps you feel more prepared. I’ve learned more about a lot of different careers that are very interesting, and I especially enjoyed attending a Job Shadowing at Google. Also, my tutor has helped me a lot with some challenging subjects at school – he explains things in a way that I understand.

Matthew, 13, Career Awareness Program

Career Awareness Program

The Career Awareness Program (CAP) is designed to help New York City adolescents understand the relationship between school and work and how to make positive choices that will impact their futures. Participants make a three-year commitment to the program. They attend Camp Mariah during the summer and participate in Job Shadowings, Tutoring, and more.

College Connections Program

The College Connections Program provides high school students enrolled in The Fresh Air Fund’s academic enrichment and leadership development programs with the resources, support and tools they need to apply to and graduate from college. The program builds a strong network of support for students as they enter college and maintains a high level of engagement with them until they graduate. Many students are the first in their family to attend college.

Young Women’s Giving Circle

During the academic year, students participate in the Young Women’s Giving Circle (YWGC), a youth-led program that teaches girls about the importance of community service and the power of philanthropy. The summer Girls Empowerment Program provides young women, ages 13 – 17, with a safe and supportive environment to focus on their future goals.

Circle of Brotherhood

Circle of Brotherhood is a small mentoring group for boys ages 13–17 which focuses on community-building, social-emotional learning and discussing views on healthy manhood and current events.