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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.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

2017/18 Teen Producers

Rebecca Dhala

92Y Internship Placement: Center for Education Outreach
A Teen Producers alumna, Rebecca now works with 92Y’s Center for Education outreach as a mentor to the new cohort of teens.

David Cordero

92Y Internship Placement: Backstage Production
David is a junior at Mott Hall V High School in the South Bronx. He’s passionate about guitar and music production.

Tyrik Bynum

92Y Internship Placement: Creative Department
Tyrik is a junior at the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the South Bronx.

Amari Coley

92Y Internship Placement: Backstage Production
Amari is a junior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. She is passionate about music and dance and loves performing with her school’s award-winning choir.

Yomaris Valerio

92Y Internship Placement: Development Department
Yomaris is a junior at the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the South Bronx.

Destiny Colon

92Y Internship Placement: Public Relations Department
Destiny is a junior at the Theatre Arts Production Company School (TAPCo) in the Tremont area of the Bronx.

Lisbeth Marte

92Y Internship Placement: Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact
Lisbeth is a junior at the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the South Bronx.

Aliya Richmond

92Y Internship Placement: Unterberg Poetry Center
Aliya is a junior at Mott Hall V High School in the South Bronx. She is passionate about acting and creative writing.

Carla Ellis

92Y Internship Placement: Harkness Dance Center
Carla is a junior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. She is passionate about the performing arts — particularly music and dance — and loves singing in her school’s award-winning choir.

Francis Verdeflor

92Y Internship Placement: Marketing Department
Francis is a junior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. He is passionate about classical music and loves playing the cello.

Susan Dominguez

92Y Internship Placement: Center for Education Outreach
Susan is a junior at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. She is passionate about singing, the visual arts and creative writing.

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