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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.
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. 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. As part of the internship, students participate in a weeklong college-readiness intensive on the college application process, resume and cover letter writing, and networking.
Participating teens have the opportunity to develop their technique in their chosen art forms through yearlong, subsidized private study with faculty in 92Y’s School of the Arts. 92Y covers all costs associated with private study.
Attendance at Cultural Arts 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.
With the support of 92Y staff and school-based teachers, students design and produce a live performance in their second year of the program. The performance takes place at 92Y and goes “on tour” to select high schools represented by students in the program.
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
HOW TO APPLY
Email 92Y Center for Education Outreach if you’re interested in becoming a Teen Producer.