NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams, alongside Schools Chancellor David C. Banks, announced the start of enrollment for the Summer Rising youth enrichment program Monday morning.

Summer Rising is a free program run by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) that provides 110,000 elementary and middle school students with culturally relevant, hands-on experiences to improve their academic, social and emotional skills, according to city officials.

“Summer Rising will turn our city into a classroom, addressing the COVID-19 learning gap while also reigniting the joy of learning through hands-on educational experience,” Adams said in a statement.

Six weeks of programming for middle schoolers and seven weeks for elementary school students will be available in July and August, officials said.

Parents interested in enrolling their children should visit The program is open to all students in grades kindergarten through eight. More information is available on the program’s website.