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Center for Arts Learning & Leadership

  • 92Y’s Teen Producers initiative is a two-year career exploration and mentorship program that helps high school students acquire the tools they need to pursue careers in the creative industries, develop as artists and contribute to programming at 92Y.

ABOUT

Teen Producers invites juniors from select Bronx-based high schools to gain technical, curatorial and leadership skills through a two-year apprenticeship at the 92nd Street Y.

Program Components

Internship Placement

Teen Producers participate in weekly internships with 92Y creative directors, producers, graphic artists, web designers, marketers and development officers. The internship enables teens to gain hands-on workforce experience, establish a professional network in the field, and use their individual and collective voice to influence program design.

Private Study

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.

College- and Career-Readiness

Teen Producers work one-on-one with a college advisor during the college identification and application process, helping them through the financial aid process, the Common Application and their personal statements.

Attendance at Cultural Arts Events

Teen Producers attend a range of performances and exhibitions at 92Y and other NYC-based arts organizations. 92Y covers all costs associated with attendance at events, including tickets and transportation.

Culminating Production — Teen Arts Week

In Year Two, as high school seniors, the Teen Producers pool their respective knowledge, strengths and skillsets to produce the annual Teen Arts Week Youth Summit at 92Y.

HOW TO APPLY

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 the Center for Arts Learning & Leadership if you’re interested in becoming a Teen Producer.

Video Gallery

  • Poetry Center's Ricardo Maldonado and Teen Producer Susan Dominguez on Univision's Edicion Digital

    Poetry Center’s Ricardo Maldonado and Teen Producer Susan Dominguez on Univision’s Edición Digital

2019/20 Teen Producers

Meet the 2019-2020 Teen Producers! Click on the bios below to learn about these accomplished young people and the projects they are working on at 92Y.

Leticia Carr-Creese

92Y Internship Placement: Unterberg Poetry Center
Leticia is a junior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.

Daphne Castro

92Y Internship Placement: Web Department
Daphne is a junior at The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology.

Sandy Curiel

92Y Internship Placement: The Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact
Sandy is a junior at Mott Hall V in the South Bronx.

Christopher Hernandez

92Y Internship Placement: Sponsorship Sales and Marketing
Christopher Hernandez is a junior at the Theater Arts Production Company school.

Jensi Jimenez

92Y Internship Placement: Center for Arts Learning & Leadership
Jensi Jimenez, a junior attending Theatre Arts Production Company School (TAPCo), is currently a member of the 92Y’s Teen Producers Program.

Carolina Monterrosas

92Y Internship Placement: Development, Institutional Giving
Carolina is a junior at Mott Hall V High School in the Soundview area of The Bronx, which is mainly a math and science school.

Brandon Moreno

92Y Internship Placement: Public Relations
Brandon is a Junior at the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology.

Lizbeth Paz

92Y Internship Placement: Art Center
Lizbeth is a junior at the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the South Bronx.

Zane Sanon

92Y Internship Placement: Digital Content
Zane is a junior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.

Adrialkis Toribio

92Y Internship Placement: Harkness Dance Center
Adrialkis is a Junior from Celia Cruz Bronx High School Of Music.

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Contact Us

To learn more about 92Y’s Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, contact:

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Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.