YPIE Scholars can select from many different Majors to enhance their skills and learn about future career pathways. Our YPIE Majors include:
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.
Book worms come together to read and discuss interesting, accessible fiction. The book club also meets with a book club of adults from Westchester -- sharing our different perspectives enhances our discussions.
YPIE students will learn about the origins of cartooning and comics, create their own storyboards, and start to build a portfolio of their work.
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.
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.
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.
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.