NeON Summer


2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020

Visit NeON Arts Page

NeON Arts - Summer Workshops — NeON Arts engaged young people in free art programs throughout New York City, building skills and expanding opportunities for creative expression. Opportunities included DJing, coding, beat-making, theatre, mural arts, podcasting, and more!

Visit NeON Photography Page

NeON Photography - Summer Session — Summer photography participants met weekly for introductory photography classes. Training was designed to introduce these emerging photographers to the elements and history of photography, as well as a range of technical skills, and the art of visual storytelling. Those who completed the 6 week session were able to become certified NeON photographers and have their work exhibited in a gallery show.

In addition to the summer session, NeON Photography also celebrated a gallery opening in July at the YEMA Gallery. The show featured 70 photographs by the most recent cohort of NeON Photography graduates. The event also included a photo booth provided by one of the NeON Photography graduates. View photos from the event here

Visit NeON Sports Page

NeON Sportsâ„  — NeON Sports serves as a pivotal tool when it comes to reducing violence in New York City communities. During the summer, NeON Sports offered a range of activities across NYC, including football, basketball, fishing, and boxing. In these groups, recreation and teambuilding exercises were used to engage clients as well as community members and create safe and welcoming spaces for mediation and conflict resolution.

Made in NY Animation Project

Made in NY Animation Project - Career and Creative Engagement Program — TAP is a non-profit therapeutic workforce development program designed to unlock the professional and creative door for NYC youth to enter the animation industry. This summer, young New Yorkers took part in virtual software training and career readiness programming in animation for 6 weeks. Participants received 12 hours per week of training with the goals of engagement, connection, creative exploration, education, career development, and networking.

Visit NeON Works Page

NeON Works – Summer Initiative — Summer participants with NeON Works will be taking part in professional development training, building their work experience, and technical skills through a series of hands-on activities. Opportunities include food handler certification, financial literacy training, neighborhood event staffing, job club, working with local businesses and non-profits, multimedia production, and more. Application will be released in June.