Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York


The following information is for Students. Please contact our office for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

All Kids Resources | Kindergarten-5th Grade | 6th-12th Grade | College

Our younger constituents are the future of our district and providing them information that can enhance their education is important to their development. Below are some resources that will be useful to kids.

In addition, there are resources for parents.

All Kids Resources

Kindergarten-5th Grade

6th-12th Grade


  • Internship Opportunities
    An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns gain valuable knowledge and experience by having hands-on opportunity to learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office.
  • Military Academy Nominations
    Young people who are genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the military service and who are looking to build a career foundation at one of our esteemed service academies are encouraged to open a file in the Congressional District office by sending a letter of interest.
  • Student Financial Aid
    Information is available to students to learn more about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.
  • IPO Education Foundation has launched its 3rd Annual IP Video Contest to educate teens and the public about the importance of the patent system.  Contestants are asked to submit an original video illustrating why they believe the patent system is important.  Winners in multiple age categories will receive $5,000 in cash prizes and scholarships.  The deadline to submit entries is July 1, 2013.  In an effort to increase IP education, teachers are encouraged to share the video contest with their students for a chance to win $1,500 for their classroom!  For more information about the contest go to
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF): The CBCF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. Each year, CBCF undertakes significant public health, economic empowerment and scholarship programs that benefit thousands of people across the country. Its stellar fellowship and internship programs are among the largest of their kind and, while enabling young African Americans to pursue careers in public policy and public service, have helped to diversify the ranks of officeholders and staff on Capitol Hill and through the federal and state governments. Click here for internships or here for more information on educational opportunities available through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. 

  • Additional resources
    Including birth certificates, consumer protection, disaster preparedness, and unclaimed property.


  • New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative. It provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. Participants are selected by lottery for the program, which runs from July 6 through August 15. 
  • The Apollo Theater Academy Internship Program provides high school seniors with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore administrative and managerial careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Interns learn about non-performance careers and what takes place behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater and work under the guidance of staff in various departments such as production, programming, marketing & public relations, community outreach and event management. This internship will not teach you how to be a performer.