Friday, December 22, 2017

WCS Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) at the Bronx Zoo!

Have you ever wanted to get involved at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)? If so, register to attend the Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) event at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 (11:00 am- 3:00 pm).
J.I.V.E attendees will learn about all of the paid and unpaid positions available for youth (ages 14-26) at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium. We will also offer professional development workshops at the event to help attendees develop valuable professional skills.
14 and 15 year olds can learn more about WCS's volunteer opportunities and how to use volunteer positions as a springboard into paid positions down the line. Chaperones are required for students under age 16.
16-26 year olds will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers and learn about the many jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities available at the WCS zoos and aquarium.
In order to sign up to attend, you will register for either the morning session (11am-1pm) or the afternoon session (1pm-3pm). Attendees should register for only 1 session.



Sat, February 10, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tell us about your experience with the NYC High School Choice Process!

Tell us about your experience with the NYC High School Choice Process!

Did your child recently submit his or her high school application? We are inviting 8th grade students and parents to participate in an interview study on the high school choice process in New York City. 

Who is conducting this study? We are a team of researchers based out of Princeton University who are interested in understanding how families navigate the high school choice process.  We are inviting parents and 8th grade students to participate in individual interviews so we can learn more about their experiences.

When will the interviews be conducted?  We would like to begin interviews as soon as possible.  If you are interested, please complete the google form (link below) and we will get back to you quickly with more information. 

What will participants be asked to do?
Parents and students in this study may be asked to do the following:
1.     Participate in an in-person or telephone-based individual interview at a convenient location and time. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.
2.     Provide a copy of your child’s high school application for discussion during the interview. 

Will data collected during the interview remain confidential?
Confidentiality will be strictly maintained by assigning all participants a fake name and using it when we write up the interviews. This means that no one other than the researchers will be able to know what participants said in the interview.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please provide your contact information here and we will follow-up with you shortly:

If you would like to learn more about the study or have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Jennings at (347) 692-8565 or

The Parents of NY Teens list-serve has moved.

The Parents of NY Teens list-serve has moved.

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