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

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

HUNYC’s First Virtual Football Camp
For Children Ages 6–13
August 17 – 21 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Huddle Up NYC (HUNYC) and The 14th Street Y are excited to offer a Virtual Flag Football Camp this Summer! This program is designed to create an atmosphere that encourages all players, ages 6-13, to learn the game of football at the comfort of their homes. This approach also allows older campers to continue working on their skills without the unnecessary risk of going outside. Campers are able to develop or continue to expand their offensive and defensive football skills like receiving, passing, covering, while building footwork, speed and agility. Campers also learn the correct techniques needed to excel on the field in a safe and fun environment!

HUNYC prides themselves on building confidence in their athletes as well as teaching them life lessons. Campers will receive daily “Chalk Talks” challenging the campers to grow mentally as well with lessons such as: integrity, humility, learning from mistakes, being a good teammate, how to win, what makes a sore loser and MORE!

Learn More & Register Here

M $100/camper, NM $130/camper

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

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 Family Programs Pass holders Learn more about our membership levels 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. Please see below for upcoming inclusion events and updates.

If you have any questions about our inclusion program during this time, please email Mallory Stehle, Associate Director of Youth Programs, at

Q&A: Your Baby’s Sleep

Mon, August 24, 2020

12:00 pm

Q&A: Your Baby’s Sleep Monday, August 24 | 12:00 PM | Register here Join us for a special Zoom event with sleep expert Dr. Sofia Axelrod and the 14Y’s Director…

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Summer in the Cloud

The Ultimate Virtual Camp Experience for Children in Grades K–6

A collaborative New York area JCC experience powered by Camp Settoga, New Country Day Camp, and Camp Twelve Trails, Summer in the Cloud is a unique virtual summer experience bringing together the best of our camp staffs, values, and programming for Summer 2020!

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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.