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, students design and produce a live arts event in their second year of the program. The event takes place in 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall and is live-streamed globally.