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SUMMER RISING! Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program

Dear Families, 

We are excited to share information on SUMMER RISING! Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.
  • Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways.
  • All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.
  • Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools.
  • They will address unfinished learning while providing avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.
Program Overview:
  • Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.
To begin the registration process, please complete the following survey AND create an account on the DISCOVERDYCD site.
  • Complete this Summer Rising interest survey, which will allow someone to contact the family to let them know when your school’s program site has been added and to help them through the registration process; and
  • Create an account on the discover website. This will allow families to receive weekly emails from DYCD letting them know which programs have been added.
For more information, please visit: Department of Education Summer Rising Information