Summer Rising Overview
A partnership between the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Summer Rising will connect elementary and middle school students to fun, culturally relevant, hands-on experiences to strengthen their academic, social, and emotional skills.
Summer Rising is free and open to any NYC student currently in kindergarten through grade 8. Seats are limited, so we highly encourage families to apply early to secure a seat at their preferred location. Students who are required by their school to attend over the summer are guaranteed a spot. The program will begin July 5, and will run Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the months of July and August. Students will be provided with free breakfast and lunch, with snacks available in the afternoon on request. Summer Rising will run for six weeks for all students, with a seventh week of enrichment for students in grades K–5. Learn more at nyc.gov/SummerRising.
How to Apply
Beginning on April 25, you can submit a Summer Rising application to enroll your child at . The application will ask for your student’s 9-digit ID number, which you can get from your school if you do not know it. You can apply to any Summer Rising site with available seats for your child’s grade level. You should apply as soon as possible to ensure your preferred placement! Immediately after enrolling, you will receive an email confirming your spot. If enrolling multiple students, please note that you must submit each application for separately. If you have questions or need support with the application, contact Mrs. Bow or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans
Students attending 12-month / Extended School Year (ESY) special class or ASD Nest or Horizon programs will receive the program and services recommended on their IEP at an Extended School Year (ESY), District 75, or ASD Summer Program site. Parents will also be able to enroll their child in extended day enrichment activities. We will follow up with these families with more information on their options.
Students currently in grades K-8 who participate in the Extended School Year (ESY) program will be automatically enrolled in Summer Rising and the ESY program at their assigned ESY summer site. For this reason, ESY families should not sign up via the Summer Rising enrollment portal – if participating in ESY, your child already has a spot!
Accommodations: Students who require supports, such as a paraprofessional or nurse, to participate in Summer Rising will receive them based on their individual needs.