YPIE Majors

YPIE Scholars can select from many different Majors to enhance their skills and learn about future career pathways.

We are very proud of all the YPIE Scholars who presented their in-depth science research, compelling journalism, powerful films, impressive financial pitches, 3D design projects, and many other projects our end-of-year Symposiums.

See photos from the
5th Annual YPIE Regeneron Science Research Symposium and YPIE Majors Symposium

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ACE

Aspiring architects and engineers in YPIE’s Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) major have the opportunity to partner with professional mentors to design a real-life project from the ground up.  Read more here.

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DEBATE

In partnership with the NYC Urban Debate League, YPIE’s debate major trains students in the art of crafting and delivering effective arguments. Through this program, YPIE students will compete in national competitions.  Hear highlights from our YPIE Debate students at our YPIE Majors Symposium!

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), YPIE's entrepreneurship major empowers students to grow their entrepreneurial mindset, and develop and create their own business.  See the business plans from some of our YPIE Entrepreneurs!

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ENVIROTHON

Explore and learn about the natural world of Yonkers through guided nature walks! This major focuses on the therapeutic powers of being outdoors, as well as diving into the academic discipline of environmental science. Students will participate in the New York State Envirothon competition each May. See some of their explorations!

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FILM

A partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center and the DMAC/YoFi in Yonkers bring real-world experience to students learning about and creating their own original films.  Watch some of our students' films.

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FINANCE

With the generous support of Webster Bank, YPIE students dive deep into economic principles, investment strategies, and personal finance, culminating in a final presentation of pitching a stock to financial professionals.

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JOURNALISM

Produced by YPIE’s Journalism major, the YPIE QuaranTimes is a way for YPIE students to connect and share experiences during these unprecedented times.  Check out the YPIE QuaranTimes.

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SCIENCE RESEARCH

In partnership with Regeneron, YPIE’s Science Research major enables students to develop their own research project over the course of three years under the mentorship of professional researchers and scientists.  Learn more about this program.