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.
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.