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WHDC 2020 ARISE! Youth Development Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2020

Applications are now available for WHDC's 2020 ARISE! virtual youth development program.

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is pleased to announce that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it will run a modified ARISE! for the summer of 2020 from July 6, 2020 through August 14, 2020. WHDC will offer the academic enrichment component of ARISE! for six weeks on a virtual platform without bringing participants together. There will be no worksite employment component for 2020.

WHDC’s goal is to help students learn, review, and possibly be ahead of material that may have been affected by the disruptions in the 2020 school calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Student participants should be prepared for the 2020/2021 academic year. Participants will receive incentives to realize the most benefit from ARISE! For the six weeks, they will receive a maximum stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of all expectations. 

2020 Program Dates: Monday, July 6th - Friday, August 14th


  1. At least 14 years of age by July 6, 2020
  2. Current student (8th - 11th grade)
  3. West Harlem - Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9*) resident
  4. A commitment to completing the entire six (6) weeks of program without interruption 

Applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, June 1, 2020. If you previously applied for the 2020 ARISE! program, you will need to reapply.

Learn more about the ARISE! Youth Development Program.