New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award

Clearwater, FL · ANYTOWN® provides a safe space where high school-aged students gain education and training on how to interrupt prejudice and move toward a community free from all forms of discrimination. By allowing youth to engage in safe cross-cultural interactions with shared power, ANYTOWN® promotes empathy that mitigates systemic prejudicial attitudes learned from individual and collective environments.


Camp EDMO®

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award

Northern California, Sacramento Region & San Francisco Bay Area · Camp EDMO’s organizational mission is to make equitable, high-quality STEAM & SEL programs accessible to all communities in order to cultivate curious, courageous, and kind humans everywhere. This summer program believes the world needs more curious, courageous, and kind humans. Camp EDMO® takes a holistic view of the kids and communities it serves while fostering a spirit of fun, creativity, and individuality that allows all campers to actively engage in design thinking and hands-on learning opportunities.

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CityParks Foundation Green Girls Empowered by ING

Climate Change Award

New York, NY · Since 2020, CityParks Foundation Green Girls Empowered by ING has provided a five-week summer program that allows for unique explorations in parks — from urban forests and rivers to coastal marshes and beaches — for young women living in underserved neighborhoods in NYC. CityParks Green Girls’ focus on STEM learning, environmental science, and justice issue fosters an understanding of the impact of climate change on the city’s waterways and urban forests.

Young Audiences of Maryland, Summer Arts & Learning Academy

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award

Baltimore, MD · Young Audience’s Summer Arts & Learning Academy provides Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS) elementary students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a summer learning from the best teachers and teaching artists Maryland has to offer. In partnership with BCPSS, the Academy operates a free, full-day, five-week program that focuses on arts-integrated literacy and math instruction. Students are encouraged to collaborate and reflect by learning from and with each other at every step of the creative process.

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