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Center for Education Outreach

92Y Teen Producers
  • Membership

    Share your voice with 92Y's
    vibrant and dynamic community

  • Mentorship

    Learn from 92Y professionals
    and performing artists

  • Career Exploration

    Experiment with a range of professions
    in the arts

Teen Producers is a two-year career exploration and mentorship program for New York City public high school students who are passionate about the arts and arts production.

Through paid internships at 92Y, attendance at cultural arts events and meetings with leaders across a variety of sectors, teens gain experience in the world of arts production and establish a professional network in the field. In year two of the program, teens design and produce a performance that amplifies their artistic voice. The performance takes place at 92Y and participating schools.


Internship Placement

Teen Producers participate in weekly internships with 92Y creative directors, producers, sounds designers, graphic artists, web designers, marketers and development officers. The internship enables teens to use their individual and collective voice to influence program design and activities. Monthly Career Labs led by 92Y staff and professionals from other arts organizations give students insight into the personal career paths of leaders in the field. Workshops in essay writing, as well as resume and cover-letter writing, are provided as part of the internship.

Attendance at Performing Arts & Cultural Events

Teen Producers attend a range of performances and exhibitions at 92Y and other NYC-based organizations. 92Y covers all costs associated with attendance at events, including tickets, transportation and food. Students reflect on their experience in group workshops at 92Y and use it to inform their work on the Teen Producers culminating project.

Live Arts Performance

With the support of 92Y staff and school-based arts teachers, students produce a live arts performance — featuring dance, music and/or spoken word — at 92Y. The performance goes “on tour” to select high schools represented by students in the program. Students are responsible for all aspects of the production, including artist selection, sound and lighting design, marketing, budgeting and web.


Eligible students must be:
  • Juniors enrolled in a New York City public high school
  • Available to participate in a weekly, afterschool internship placement at 92Y
  • And have the written consent of a parent or guardian to participate


Email 92Y Center for Education Outreach if you’re interested in becoming a Teen Producer.

Spring 2017 Teen Producers

Jevon Shaw

Senior, DeWitt Clinton High School
92Y Project: Producing a concert featuring a professional Latin jazz ensemble, with an opening set by students in DeWitt Clinton’s music program

Rebecca Dhala

Senior, Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
92Y Project: Producing a performance of original classical music and poetry by Celia Cruz students

Caylin Gonzalez

Junior, Theatre Arts Production Company School
92Y Project: Producing an arts showcase for middle school students considering the Theatre Arts Production Company School for high school

Brenda Martinez

Junior, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
92Y Project: Producing a musical theater revue featuring excerpts from West Side Story

Brandon Martinez

Junior, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
92Y Project: Producing a musical theater revue featuring excerpts from West Side Story

Contact Us


To learn more about Education Outreach programs, please contact:
Larisa Gelman, Director, 212.415.5576
Ava Lehrer, Associate Director, 212.415.5768
Jennifer Dayton, Schools Partnership Program Manager, 212.415.5748