New Opportunities

Mind the Gap – Intergenerational Theatre Workshop Summer 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 5:47 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

We are thrilled to announce the Mind the Gap – Intergenerational Theatre Workshop Summer 2017 application is now open! Mind the Gap (MTG) is a FREE program that brings together teens (ages 14-19) and elders (ages 60+) to share their stories and write plays inspired by each other’s lives. The program culminates in a work-in-progress presentation of the plays, read by professional actors. No theatre experience is required!


We’d love your help in spreading the word about Mind the Gap.  Please pass this information along to curious, thoughtful, generous individuals you think would benefit from this creative intergeneration dialogue.



July 10th – August 9th

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 – 6:00 PM



Interested candidates may submit an ONLINE APPLICATION HERE ( Applications are due by Friday, May 19th.



Attached you will find a flyer with additional details. Group interviews will take place the week of May 29th.  You can also refer potential candidates to our website [], our email address [] or they can call our Education Department directly [212-780-9037]. If you or any of your community members have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!



Timmy Gage


Mind the Gap Intergenerational Theatre Program

New York Theatre Workshop | 83 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003


Direct: (646) 957-9575 | Fax: (212) 460-8996

Flyer - Mind the Gap

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Teen Summer Programs

posted Apr 22, 2016, 11:05 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

Make the most of your summer at The Met!
Teen Summer Programs

Summer Art Explore
(Ages 11-14)

Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Embark on a different journey each day this week, spending time in the galleries and studio. Attend one or all of the daily sessions. To reserve a space, please sign up online.

Teen Studios (Ages 15-18)

Unleash your creativity and experiment with materials in unexpected ways during these application-based art-making workshops in the galleries and studios. Materials are provided.

Figure Explorations

Monday through Friday, July 11–15
11:00 am–4:00 pm. 

Apply online.


Mondays through Thursdays (not Fridays), July 25–28 and August 1–4
11:00 am–4:00 pm

Apply online.

Free; materials are provided. Participants should plan to attend all dates. Applications required by Friday, June 10. 


Summer Sketching
(Ages 11-18)

Monday through Friday, July 18–22
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Get inspired by works of art and build a portfolio while sketching in the galleries. 
Attend one or all of the daily sessions.To reserve a space, please sign uponline.

Ongoing programs

Check out other classes, workshops, and special events this summer! Learn more.

Saturday Sketching

Sketch in the galleries from works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor. Learn more.

Art Explore

Talk with other teens about works of art from around the world while traveling through the galleries. Learn more.

Career Labs

Thinking about life beyond high school? Learn more.
Check out the Teen Blog, a place for teens to talk about art at the Museum and related topics.  

Join The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens on Facebook. 
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Camp Counselor

posted Apr 22, 2016, 11:02 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

ConstructionKids, is seeking summer camp counselors to assist our educators in introducing children, ages 5-12, to the joy of building.

ConstructionKids camp counselors are required to be responsible, engaging, and enthusiastic. Importantly, you must love to work with children…find them funny and interesting, be interested in how they think and grow.

Counselors assist our educators in the classroom as well as during recreational periods often held outside. You must be able to take direction well, communicate effectively with adults, and supervise children.


  • High School student, College student, or comparable life experience
  • Experience working with children ages 5-12
  • Experience with activity-based and hands-on learning
  • Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming, friendly, and professional manner
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines and implement these guidelines
  • Work independently, as well as, a member of a team


  • Must pass a background check
  • Knowledge of and ability to access public transportation to and from various job locations
  • Digital competency with apps and hand held devices
  • Prior First-Aid training preferred
  • Must attend paid training sessions in Brooklyn
Please email a letter of interest and references with CK Camp Counselor Position in the subject line to

Girls Write Now - Application due June 1

posted Apr 22, 2016, 10:54 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

Girls Write Now is a free mentoring program for NYC high school girls who are interested in writing and/or digital media. Mentees in the program are paired with a professional female writer to be their mentor for the year, and together they attend monthly writing workshops, meet weekly to work on new projects, and develop a portfolio. (More details here if you're interested:

Teen Summer Program Listings

posted Apr 22, 2016, 7:02 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

Campus Kids offers students ages 7-15 camps in Minisink (NY) and New Jersey. Holiday programs focus on topics such as astrophysics, human body, and wildlife. Students 6 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Mountain Workshop is an outdoor adventure organization which holds overnight programs for youth ages 8-17. Programs are offered in the Adirondacks, the Berkshires, and a handful of other locations across the country.

Summer Fuel, in partnership with FC Barcelona offers students ages 12-18 years a chance to travel to Barcelona Spain and receive specialized soccer training with a real soccer team and its expert coaches. Students participate in workshops and enjoy cultural tours and visits during the summer months.

Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camp offers students entering 9th-12th grades who are interested in the fashion industry, a week of educational and “real life” experience. Campers meet professionals, visit style exhibits, attend educational shopping trips, learn basic retail math in creating and managing budgets, discuss various careers in the industry, and stay in brand-new LIM College dormitories on the Upper East Side.

Calhoun Performing Arts Summer Institute Jazz Workshop offers a one-week intensive jazz course at the introductory and immersion level for students entering 9th-12th grades. Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and learn jazz improvisation, explore the history of jazz and experience music-making with other students. The workshop is open to students with the ability to play any instrument.

Cooper Union High School Outreach Program is a complement to the school's tuition free Saturday Outreach program for high school students in grades 9-12.

Esra is a French private film school that offers programs in Paris and New York for students 16+ in filmmaking, screenwriting, video editing, sound design, and history of the French cinema.

FashionCampNYC offers a five-day intensive day camp where students ages 12-18 learn how to design and market clothing. From resources on where to seek internships, working on individual projects, and attending lectures, to visiting stores and showrooms, the educational activities are designed to motivate and inspire campers to pursue their dreams in the fashion industry.

Guggenheim Museum offers a multi-session program during half a dozen evenings (5:30-7) during August titled, "Responding to Art Through Creative Writing" that provides students with the unique opportunity to sketch, discuss and write about art from the museum's collection.

The International Center of Photography has a teen summer program that offers photography classes to high school students that accommodate every skill level. The curriculum includes darkroom time, slide lectures, assignments, field trips, and guest artist visits.

Modeling Camp offers girls (ages 13-18) 3-day camp , introducing them to the world of modeling through workshops, photo shoots, and more.

Parsons, The New School for Design offers students grades 4-12 summer sessions for many visual arts fields, including animation design, digital photography, drawing, and much more.

Prospect Theater, offers a Music Theater Summer Intensive Program where selected students ages 12-17 have the opportunity to work with a professional director and music director on original songs written specially for teens. The intensive also includes a variety of workshops and sessions to strengthen vocal and acting techniques. Participants work towards building overall confidence and performing a musical at the end. Auditions begin in February.

The Public Theater-Shakespeare in the Park offers offers, A Midsummer Day's Camp, a diverse acting program where teens ages 14-18 explore and study Shakespeare's texts to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of them. The camp fosters a supportive environment where young actors can work on their voice, movement, stage combat, creativity and culminates in a public performance on the Public Theater's stage.

Rhode Island School of Design offers teens various programs in visual arts.

School of Creative & Performing Arts offers a range of camps for teens ages 13-19 in New York City, Los Angeles, Vermont, and Costa Rica. NYC options, located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, offer intensive classes that focus on filmmaking, acting, dance, or digital photography while also providing students the opportunity to enjoy a unique camp experience in the city. College credit may be available.

Summer Arts Institute is a tuition-free, intensive arts arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12, held at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens. Designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen discipline. Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music (band), vocal music, film, photography or visual arts. Information is available on-line, email, or phone 212.356.8573.

Tisch School of the Arts at New York University offers high school students four-week programs in Drama, Film, etc. in New York, Dublin, or Singapore.

American Museum of Natural History sponsors two programs for high school students including the High School Summer Science Institute for students entering 9, 10, & 11 grades and the Saltz Internship Program for students 16 and older. Students in 7th & 8th grade can apply for one of three summer institutes available through the category, "Adventures in Science". Institute topics include anthropolgy, evolution, computer modeling of prehistoric creatures.

Cooper Union Summer Research Internship Program Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering offers 6-week Summer Research Internship Programs for students completing their 10th or 11th grade year of high school. Students work on applied research projects in the fields of civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, biomedical and environmental engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics and astronomy. Research projects are complemented by classroom lectures and discussions, oral presentations, career choice, and college admissions.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum offers Camp G.O.A.L.S. for Girls 2011, a free six-week math and science camp for girls entering the 9th and 10th grade.

Liberty Science Center, located in Jersey City, NJ offers the Partners in Science, an intensive 8-week summer program for high school Juniors and Seniors. The program runs from the end of June to the end of August. Students receive a stiped upon completion of all program requirements.

New York Math Circle offers students in Grades 5-12 the opportunity to expand their knowledge of mathematics By solving unusual problems, develop reasoning and problem solving skills, and apply existing knowledge in fun situations that are both new and enjoyable.

NYU Summer offers a number of choices for high school students. The Pre-College program allows students to take college level classes and earn college credits. The Tisch School of the Arts and The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development both offer a number of programs that focus on art, dance, instrumental music, and acting.

Summer Discovery has pre-college enrichment programs on campus in different states and site abroad. Some courses qualify for college credit.

Summer Fuel offers students entering 11th and 12th grades with experiences on college campuses in the U.S and Europe. Students can choose from among four programs: Pre-college, Leadership, College Admissions, and Study Abroad. Students that don't want to leave NYC, can participate in a two-week residential workshop-based program at Columbia University where they will prepare for the SAT, refine their writing skills with an eye toward the college application essay, and master interviewing skills; college counselors will also be available to discuss college options. Scholarships are available.

Summer On Campus offers both commuter/residential programs across New York for various interests, ranging from engineering to SAT camp.

Teen Ink features a variety of programs , such as writing courses, guest speakers, and daily outings, is available for girls in grades 9-12.

Bronx Zoo welcomes teens ages 13-17 who are interested in animal care and animal sciences to spend a month taking classes and gaining hands-on experience

Central Park offers a paid internship to high school students interested in working in various areas such as horticulture and administrative support. Interns work five days a week for 36-38 hours per week and take field trips to other parks or work on group projects on Fridays as part of the experience.

Children's Museum of Manhattan has a Junior Staff Summer Internship program for high school students. For ten weeks beginning in July, interns help with guided tours and educational activities for the young museum attendees.

Legal Bound Summer Internship program offered through the New York District Attorney's Office is an intensive six-week internship for Manhattan residents interested in law.

Natural History Museum runs the Saltz internship through which students will work with museum visitors as they explore museum exhibits. Students must attend high school in New York City to apply.

New Victory Theater offers the New 42 Apprentice Program which is for high school applicants at least 16 years of age with an interest in the arts and a drive to learn about operating a non-profit arts organization. Interns work between 18-20 hours a week, Monday-Thursday, for an hourly wage.

Rocking the Boat provides programs to high school students. In addition to the boatbuilding project at Philipsburg Manor, students learn about the Bronx River and give educational tours, as well as participate in other various programs.

Wave Hill offers several internship opportunities based on living in and taking care of the urban environment for students in New York City, especially the Bronx. Topics include tree and plant care, horticulture, and mapping and field work skills.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, an 8-week program for 20 high school juniors, is an innovative approach to computer science. The program offers hands-on experience in a technology company or university setting from 9 a.m-5 p.m. daily. Intensive, daily classroom instruction totalling more than 300 hours in robotics, web design, and mobile development is paired with talks, demonstrations and workshops led by female entrepreneurs, CEOs, devleopers, designers, and computer science majors that serve as mentors and role models throughout the program.

Teen Life includes a range of volunteer opportunities in New York as well as an on-line downloadable Guide to Community Service in New York.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden has various volunteer opportunities for the summer. Opportunities include administrative work, tour guiding, gardening, and many more.

Central Park Conservancy offers summer volunteer opportunities for youth. High school students can gain firsthand experience in many departments of the park, including the visitor center, the horticulture, public programs, etc.

Mount Sinai Hospital offers volunteer opportunities year-round for youth ages 16 and up. Volunteers can work in areas like office support, research, and patient care.

Environmental Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for NYC High School Students (PDF) this is a directory compiled by the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education offers guidance on how to find an internship and information on opportunities for environmental internships, volunteer opportunities, and more. is a job search engine for positions in non-profit organizations. The website also includes internship opportunities.

Do Something is an organization that offers community service volunteer options, grants, and various programs to teens.

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

Review options and suggestions in Summer in the City for Teens, The NYC Guide of Programs and Internships by Amy Glaser, MD.

New York City 37th Annual Teen Summer Writing Workshop

posted Apr 22, 2016, 6:53 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

Application deadline: May 20

Do you know a student who loves to write? Who wants to be published? Who wants to help other teens by sharing their personal stories?

If so, please encourage him or her to apply to our37th Annual Summer Writing Workshop. 

The theme of this year's workshop is "Be a Voice for Change." Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about their lives, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. 

Activities help teens examine their personal experiences and how they fit into our larger world, particularly in this epic election year. Their stories will be published in the award-winningYCteen and Represent magazines which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. 

Participants' stories will be published in the award-winning YCteen and Representmagazines, which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. 
Participants will dramatically improve their writing, reading, and research skills. The student-to-instructor ratio is 5 to 1. Participants get a MetroCard and $7 for lunch money each day. (Youth in foster care will also receive a $600 stipend if they successfully complete the workshop.) Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard. 

No prior journalism experience is required, but teens must commit to a rigorous six-week schedule, fromJuly 5th to August 11th. We encourage you to post and distribute the attached flyer and application. The application deadline is May 20

VISIONS’ Volunteer Service Assistant (V.S.A.)

posted Apr 22, 2016, 6:50 AM by Courtney Ginsberg

VISIONS’ Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students, 15 years of age and over, to assist seniors who are blind. Working in pairs, the youth travel to the homes of seniors to visit, read, shop, do errands and/or escort them within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students may also be asked to assist with meal service where they escort, socialize and serve meals to the seniors at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor at 135 W. 23 rd St in NYC. Students will also be participating in a variety of intergenerational activities, classes and training seminars.

Applications must be received by Friday, June 17th

PowerPlay NYC's Summer Leadership Academy application (for girls)

posted Mar 20, 2016, 12:53 PM by Courtney Ginsberg

PowerPlay NYC SuperSTARS Leadership Academy
Girls have a lot on their plates these days--school, pressure from peers and big decisions ahead about college and careers. PowerPlay NYC helps you discover your strengths and have an awesome time while you’re at it. PowerPlay’s SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) is a year-long youth development program that offers high school girls the chance to: 
  • develop body and mind through sports, healthy living activities and advisories 
  • deepen critical skills in writing, technology and networking for success 
  • build a portfolio of real-world work experience, service learning, mentorships, and prepare for college applications 
The Leadership Academy runs Monday-Friday from July 5th until August 12th, 2016 and continues in the following school year (2016-17) for one to two days per month. Each participant is required to complete all three phases of the program: Intensive Leadership Academy, Mini-Internship and After-School Service Learning project. In return, SSLA graduates can expect to leave the program with: a resume, college essay draft, references, service learning credits and valuable insight on college and workforce success. Girls will be awarded a modest stipend in recognition of their success and hard work.

DATE: July 5th-Aug 12th, 2016; One to two days a month during the school year (dates TBD)
LOCATION: St. Vincent Ferrer High School, 151 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065 
FEE: Full scholarships provided to all applicants

Teen Photography Classes at ICP

posted Mar 20, 2016, 12:44 PM by Courtney Ginsberg
ICP’s Teen Academy program offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. Courses include 10-week black-and-white and color darkroom instruction, digital intensives, and a yearlong advanced program called Imagemakers. All curricula include: darkroom time, visual presentations, photographic and writing assignments, discussions, critiques, a guest artist visit, and a field trip. By the end of each course, students will have developed a portfolio of prints and an artist statement. The course will culminate in a final presentation for family and friends. 
Scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. For more information, please contact Teen Academy staff at 212-857-0058 or email To register for classes, visit us online at or call 212-857-0001. 

Teen Academy is made possible with generous support from the Altman Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Ravenel And Elizabeth Curry Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation, The Houston Family Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, Keith Haring Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane Martin, Joseph Alexander Foundation, Select Equity Group, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom 
16STAFB000A | Apr 9 – Jun 25 | Sat 11am–2pm | $705 + $55 fee | Isabel Figueroa 
16STAFB000B | Apr 9 – Jun 25 | Sat 3–6pm | $705 + $55 fee | Blake Ogden 
16STAFB000C | Apr 14 – Jun 23 | Thurs 4–6:30pm | $705 + $55 fee | Pablo Lerma 
In this course, teenagers are invited to learn the basics of black-and-white photography. Students learn to make exposures with a 35mm camera, process film, and create prints in ICP’s darkrooms. During shooting assignments and field trips, students expand their understanding of the technical and aesthetic possibilities of analog image making. 

Photography II in Black-and-White: Focusing on Technique* 
16STAFB100A | Apr 10 – Jun 26 | Sun 3–6pm | $705 + $55 fee | Curtis Willocks
In this course designed for more advanced teen photographers, students will refine their technical and aesthetic skills in black-and-white photography. The course will emphasize the relationship between exposure, film development, and the finished print. Students will have the opportunity to strengthen darkroom skills, explore different photographic papers and chemistry, and experiment with toners. Other topics will include metering different lighting situations and presenting finished prints. The course will foster the development of technique, concept, and style, while students create a sophisticated portfolio and accompanying personal vision statement. 
Prerequisite: Photo I in Black-and-White, as approved by Community Programs staff. 

Photography II in Black-and-White: My Roots, Our City*
16STAFB100B | Apr 10 – Jun 26 | Sun 11am–2pm | $705 + $55 fee | Keisha Scarville 
New York City is one of the most diverse places in the world. Approximately 60% of the population is comprised of immigrant families, and an estimated 180 languages are spoken by its residents. We’re immersed in this unique landscape, yet we rarely see the stories behind these vast cultures, customs, and traditions. In collaboration with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and its timely educational program Your Story, Our Stories, this class will empower students to explore their own family origins and immigration histories, creating a project about their cultural identities through images, objects, interviews, and text. 
Prerequisite: Photo I in Black-and-White, as approved by Community Programs staff.

Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom* 
16STAFC100A | Apr 9 – Jun 25 | Sat 2-5pm | $705 + $55 fee | Lesly Deschler Canossi 
16STAFC100B | Apr 10 – Jun 26 | Sun 2-5pm | $705 + $55 fee | Liz Sales 
Teenagers are invited to explore color film and darkroom photography in this introductory class. Students learn to make exposures with a 35mm camera and refine their printing skills, working with speed and consistency on ICP’s computerized Kreonite print processor. Through assignments, students expand their understanding of the technical and aesthetic possibilities of color film photography. 
Prerequisite: Photo I in Black-and-White, as approved by Community Programs staff. 

Teen Academy Imagemakers 
16STAFB200A | Sept 28–June 13, 2015-16 | Mon 4–6:30pm | $2,100 + $165 fee | Bami Adedoyin 
16STAFB200B | Sept 30–June 15, 2015-16 | Wed 4–6:30pm | $2,100 + $165 fee | Lesly Deschler-Canossi 
Teen Academy Imagemakers is currently in progress. For more information about this yearlong program for juniors and seniors looking to pursue photography in college and/or as a career, please visit Applications for the 2016–2017 year will be available in April 2016. 

Digital Intensive Classes at the High School of Fashion Industries!
Registration begins March 29
For more information: academy

New York Historical Society Teen Programs

posted Mar 20, 2016, 12:35 PM by Courtney Ginsberg

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