Outside Opportunities for Students

Events, Contests, Auditions, Programs

The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below. 

To submit opportunities that are free or offer need-based aid for inclusion, please email communications@laghspa.org.




Interlochen Arts Camp Students hone their artistic skills while making friends from around the world. Interlochen has summer programs in music, theater, visual arts, creative writing, film and news media. LaGuardia students have an application fee waiver using code: LaGuardia24. Summer 2024 applications are open. 


NYO Jazz invites young musicians to audition for its summer 2023 season. Outstanding young musicians from across the US showcase the legacy and bright future of American jazz in a free rigorous training residency with world-class jazz masters. Apply by 1/19/24.


2024 Ocean Awareness Contest Share your personal climate story through art, writing, performance, film, or multimedia. Creatively express your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality. Apply by 6/10/24. 


Believe & Inspire After School Programs offer interactive virtual after-school programs that aim to empower underserved youth to become successful leaders. Participants learn practical life skills to help accomplish their life goals. Ongoing.


NYC Youth Leadership Councils are a network of youth focused on policy, practice, and advocacy to make real change happen in their school, neighborhood, or community. Students join peers and adult allies to act on issues that matter the most to you. YLCs are in all five boroughs and need students to make NYC a better place.