Summer Scholars
HCC Virtual Summer Scholars Program
Program Dates: August 3rd - September 9th

Learn, create, and explore while having fun at HCC's free Summer Scholars Program. Summer Scholars offers programming focused on fostering a love for reading and writing through fun activities. Children and adults can participate in lively activities designed to highlight reading for enjoyment and writing for social and emotional growth. We will be hosting multi-cultural book discussion groups, learning the benefits of journal writing, and leading discussions to spark interests in a career in reading and writing by exploring entrepreneurial and professional careers in the field. This program is a perfect way to sharpen your skills while playing games, making crafts, and having fun.

Book Clubs

Picture This (Wednesday/Thursday @11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.):

Explore picture books and make a fun craft (ages 5-8)

Graphic Novel (Monday/Tuesday @10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.):

Read a graphic novel and work on fun crafts (ages 8-12)

The Kites: Beginner Chapter Books (Tuesday @1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.):

Soar like a kite and start a new book series with your friends (ages 7-10)


Dig Deep: Intermediate Book Club (Thursday @1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.): Families come in many different shapes and sizes. Read Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, about one boy’s journey to find a different type of family (ages 8-11)

An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones: (Monday @12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.): Let's have a discussion about some of the issues surrounding us while reading a great book this summer (ages 16+)


Pandemic Prose
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Pandemic Prose (Tuesday/Thursday @10 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.):

Do a deep dive into personal growth by exploring social and emotional issues and learning how to turn your thoughts into poetry, spoken word, journal entries, or song lyrics (ages 12-18)


Face to Face 

Face to Face (Tuesday @4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.):

Have you ever thought about making a living as a writer? Now is your chance to find out how to do it. We have asked writing professionals to share their experiences and answer questions about this exciting career path (all ages welcome)


This program will be available online via Zoom. You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam as well as a strong internet connection.

Questions: Contact or call 212-749-0900 ext.124