Virtual Youth Programs

Finding New Ways to Engage Children’s Heads, Hearts, and Hands

Virtual Youth Programs

Finding New Ways to Engage Children’s Heads, Hearts, and Hands 

The 14Y Youth Programs staff is excited to bring our enriching activities to you to help students stay engaged while learning at home! Check back often as we continue to add live-streamed classes, videos, easy at-home activities, and more!

Virtual Youth Classes
Exciting Deals for Youth Class Participants

Free Virtual 14Y Membership

Not a Virtual 14Y Member yet? If you register for two or more Youth Classes, you’ll get Virtual 14Y Membership for the rest of June absolutely free! As a Virtual 14Y Member, you’ll get access to more than 25 live-streaming fitness classes, including Fit Family with Jacqueline, which was just featured in New York Family!

Please email Membership Manager Luis Lopez to claim this exciting offer after you register for two or more virtual youth classes. Offer is only valid for the month of June.

Get Your Own Group Together

If you want to join a class but need a different time slot, we can make it happen! Get a group of at least 4 kids together and we’ll work with you to find a day and time that works for everyone – and each participant will get a $5 discount for the class. This is a great way to keep your child connected with friends or family members, no matter where they are located!

Youth Classes need a minimum of 4 participants to run. For more information or to set up a class time for your own group, please email

Click here to view class list

Youth Sports & Fitness

Youth Sports Basketball 101 

For Children Ages 5 – 11
Mondays | 4:30 – 5:15 PM 

Coach Joey will break down the fundamentals of basketball, passing, defensive positioning, sliding techniques, jab steps, triple threat position, pivoting and more. Also discussed will be the history of the game and how famous NBA players use the fundamentals of the game to help make them successful.

To participate in this class, please email Mike Meehan at

Youth Sports Conditioning 101

For Children Ages 5 – 11
Wednesdays | 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Instructor Reggie Stovell will lead your child in an athletic workout consisting of drills and exercises to improve strength, power, agility, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Your child will learn the foundational movements to improve on these pillars of athletic performance. This is a great class for any sport!

To participate in this class, please email Mike Meehan at

Featured in AM New York’s “Online gym classes for kids at home during coronavirus
Fit Family with Jacqueline

Mondays | 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Saturdays | 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Fitness fun for the whole family. Get moving with family-friendly exercises that are appropriate for children of all ages. This class is free for all 14Y Virtual Members. Learn more about becoming a member here.

KOL Program for Children with Special Needs

While our in-person programs are on hold, the KOL Program staff is finding new ways to live our values of community, inclusion, and socialization.

During these uncertain times, it is important to pay attention to our mental health. We are offering KOL families mental health check-ins, where our on-staff child development experts will talk to you about managing stress and anxiety for you and your child.

It is also important to be kind to ourselves and have fun! That’s why we are scheduling one-on-one virtual playdates with staff and KOL participants.

Check-ins and playdates will be led by Inclusion Program Manager Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW and CAS (Certified Autism Specialist), and KOL Program Coordinator Roniece Crawford, who is currently pursuing her MSW. To set up a mental health check-in or virtual playdate, please email Antonio Rodriguez at

Other Virtual Youth Classes
Virtual Music Lessons with The Piano School of New York

For Children K – 5th Grade

Students can bring music into their homes with these one-on-one virtual lessons.

One-on-one lessons: Students can take classes in either piano, violin, guitar, or voice. Equipment: It is preferable to have instruments with you, but if not, teachers can use virtual tools to teach aspects of the instruments. No equipment is needed for voice lessons. Can be scheduled at your convenience.

  • $170 for three 30-minute one-on-one virtual classes
  • $250 for five 30-minute one-on-one virtual classes PLUS bonus video content

Group lessons: Students get ten 30-minute videos PLUS bonus video content for $299. Minimum enrollment is three students.

Registration for all offerings is currently open indefinitely until schools re-open. Please contact Piano School of New York’s program manager Aleksandra Kocheva with any questions.



Beatles Series on Piano 

For Parents and Students age 8 and up.
Beginners and advanced students welcome!

You and your child can learn how to play “Let it Be” by the Beatles with The Piano School’s six-lesson video tutorial. Follow along step by step as our PSNY teacher Mr. Erick Eiser guides you through the song. We recommend practicing one lesson per week, however more advanced students can move at their own pace. A piano or 61-key keyboard is recommended to take this class.

Registration includes:

  • 6 video tutorials
  • PDF sheets to help you understand the material
  • Access to the instructor via phone, email, or video chat for guidance as you learn

$300 for the 6-week course. Option to purchase another song in the series after you complete the “Let it Be” Tutorial.

Register here to learn this Beatles classic!

14Y Community Corner

Check out our new YouTube Channel where you can learn something new or see a friendly, familiar face from your family at the 14Y.

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Youth Programs Blog Posts

Ideas and tips about how to keep your children engaged at home.

Moving On Up To Middle School

Cat Kenny, After School Program Manager | FRI, MAY 08, 2020

Transitions can be hard for anyone, regardless of their age. For kids who have spent years attending the same school, with the same people for most of elementary school, the…

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Creating a Sensory Space at Home

Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW, Inclusion Program Manager | THU, APR 30, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Last month, I wrote with some ways that families can help children with special needs adapt to…

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Let’s Get Cooking!

Cat Kenny, After School Program Manager | WED, APR 29, 2020

Hello, everyone! My name is Cat Kenny and I run our After School Program at the 14th Street Y. At After School, we offer a wide range of enrichment classes…

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For Special-Needs Families Stuck at Home

Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW, Inclusion Program Manager | TUE, MAR 24, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Essentially, my job is to ensure that any person with developmental disabilities who comes through our doors…

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Other Great Resources

WonderSpark Puppets

Founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo Z. Briggs and Chad Williams, WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages. Together with Jenny Hann, Christina Stone and Julia Darden, they perform over 400 shows per year and have toured internationally.

​WonderSpark is proud to continue the tradition of non-moving-mouth hand puppets, aka “Mister Rogers style”. From theaters to libraries, NYC shops and school classrooms, WonderSpark’s flexibility allows them to perform in any space.

Live Puppet Shows:
Every Friday at 11:00 am EST
Live DIY Workshops
4:00 pm Monday – Friday, 10:00 am Saturday – Sunday

Archive of DIY Puppet Workshops

Google Calendar: subscribe here

PJ Library

PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. They know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you.

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.

Free Resources for Quarantined Families
As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Click below for ideas on ways to stay busy and have fun at home. Learn more here. 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Learn more here.