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, creative new business plans and engineering projects, and many other impressive projects at the YPIE Science Research and Majors Symposiums.  Read our YPIE Spring Symposiums Recap and see photos here.

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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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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Students explore behavioral sciences and psychology, and learn how to debunk misconceptions common in both fields of work with critical insight into the nature of mental illnesses and overall health.

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DIGITAL ART

YPIE students will learn about the origins of cartooning and comics, create their own storyboards, and start to build a portfolio of their work.  See our students' work in the YPIE QuaranToons.

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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

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.

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TECH SQUAD

The YPIE Tech Squad is a talented group of YPIE Scholars who can provide technical assistance to Seniors and retired individuals in our community (in partnership with Yonkers Office for the Aging and NNORC), YPIE students and their families, and YPIE volunteers.   

Hear directly from our YPIE Scholars in this YPIE Majors Symposium Highlights video!!
 
Interested in learning more?  Email Emily Latainer, YPIE Director of College Readiness.