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 program helps me think about my future. My career goals are to start my own music and clothing labels. Fresh Air helps me dream big.

Elijah, 14, 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.

The Explorers Program

The Explorers Program provides an innovative enrichment program for New York City Department of Education sixth grade students who are academically struggling. During a four-week period participants have academic instruction with a focus on project based learning. They also participate in camp activities including swimming, hiking, art and music classes.