Queens Leaders Learn About Teens College Opportunities

Local youths will have the opportunity to intern with neighborhood institutions such as the National Art League and Alley Pond Environmental Center this summer through a Queensborough Community College program.

Teens College will run from July 9 through Aug. 16, said Jacqueline Montgomery, the program’s coordinator, at the Queens Community Board 11 meeting on May 7.

“Our instructors have special expertise in the courses they teach,” she said. “Our leadership classes are all about teamwork and our entrepreneurship class will teach kids to create their own business.

Montgomery told the Board members that the summer program incorporates a “STEAM” approach – science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

“It’s a wonderful framework to teach kids just about anything,” she said.

This year’s internships and volunteer opportunities include APEC, National Art League and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.