Teen Programs

The 14th Street Y offers a mosaic of programs for all ages, including teens!

We offer multiple opportunities for teens to engage in programs specifically designed to support and celebrate them.

From summer teen theater programs to leadership training services and employment opportunities, the 14Y truly has something to offer for every teen of every interest in NYC.

Edgies Teen Center

Spring Semester | February 2 – June 7, 2021
Apply here.

The Educational Alliance’s Edgies Teen Center is committed to empowering New York City teens ages 13 to 18, ensuring that they have the skills, resources, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. Edgies teens receive individual guidance from highly qualified staff, as well as access to immersive professional studios and academic enrichment. We aim to generate the skills and motivation necessary to succeed through quality educational, recreational, and social programs. Programs include one-on-one tutoring, SAT prep, and college application assistance. All programs are FREE and open to the community.

Teen Center Classes are currently being held virtually. Please email info@mannycantor.org for more information.


Chickenshed Players

Grouped by age, Players learn singing, movement, storytelling, and sign language in a no-auditions, nurturing environment. Specially trained Teaching Artists lead diverse participants as they collaborate in the creation of theatre. Young people from traditional/typical experiences work side-by-side with those who face physical/neurological challenges or other historic barriers to participation. All participants are empowered to become part of a fun, successful theatrical community.

14Y Members receive a 14% discount on class registration with coupon code 14Y.

Anyone can take a free trial class at Chickenshed Players! Just select “Trial Player” at registration as the player option.

Chickenshed Players 4
For teens Ages 13-17+
Saturday Program | April 17 – June 19 | 12:30 AM – 1:45 PM
Wednesday Program | April 21 – June 16 | 4:45 – 5:45 PM
$250 per semester
Register here
Teens of all abilities and backgrounds come to gather to use their talents and creativity to help create our Spring musical: Fantastical! Empowered by professional Teaching Artists our Players collaborate in our inclusive no-audition approach to develop, rehearse and film a performance that will be premiered via livestream on June 19.

Additionally as our older Players develop their performance artistry they have the opportunity to exercise their mentoring skills. Guided by the artistic team, they will find themselves experiencing a wider range of theatrical activities and training. As Players gain confidence and experience they are encouraged to create and lead projects that involve younger Players as well as their peers.

Teen Membership

Stay active and connected

All the great benefits of a 14Y single membership, but discounted for teens ages 13 to 17!


Virtual Fitness

Staying fit at home has never been easier!

From live-streaming classes to free YouTube fitness videos, we have fun classes to keep teens active and feeling great while at home. 

Get Moving!

Volunteer Opportunities

Support Your Community

Opportunities from 14Y Partners and other agencies for teens to support their communities affected by COVID-19.

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