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High School Programs Showcase Fashion, STEM, Music, and Dance at Éveil Mental 2022

Talented scholars from Zone University presented fashion, STEM, music, art, dance, and literary projects at their end-of-season showcase, Éveil Mental: Mental Awakening.

Éveil Mental is the culminating event for Zone University — programs offering high school scholars at HCZ the opportunity to gain career-ready skills and experience, learn from industry professionals, and create passion projects in a range of fields. Our Zone University programs are Academy of Arts and Civic Engagement, Countee Cullen Community Center, and The Employment and Technology Center.

Relive Éveil Mental: Mental Awakening in the video below:

Talent on the Move

Éveil Mental kicked off with a reception and gallery exhibitions at our Salem Community Center. With the support of industry professionals, scholars created virtual reality, animation, art, spoken word projects and more. They launched Harlem Overheard, HCZ’s premier student lifestyle magazine featuring writing and photograpy from Zone and HCZ Promise Academy scholars.

Following the exhibition portion of Éveil Mental, scholar designer-models took to the runway for a dazzling fashion show featuring collections they designed. Designers shared the stage with musicians and dancers who brought down the house with performances of original songs and choreography. Congrats to all our scholars on their amazing work!

High School Summer Programs at Zone University

Registration is now open for summer programs at Zone University. Check out the “majors” for each program:


Academy of Arts and Civic Engagement

  • Vocal Performance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Fashion Art
  • Dance
  • Theater

To register: call 212-360-3271 or email


Countee Cullen Community Center

  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Sound engineering for the screen
  • Film production
  • Screenwriting
  • Podcasting and radio
  • Stop motion graphics

To register: Call 212-369-5912 or email


The Employment and Technology Center

  • Pre-Med
  • Architecture
  • Virtual Reality
  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • App Design
  • Gastronomy
  • Fashion Technology

To register: call 212-234-4500 or email