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 | July 6 – August 16, 2021
Apply here.

SAT Prep (Virtual): Students strengthen their test taking skills to increase their chances of getting into their top college. This free intensive class familiarizes students with SAT Math and English content aligned to the newly redesigned SAT Exam. (Session 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays, Session 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Senior Advisory (Virtual): Tailored specifically for graduating high school seniors, Senior Advisory walks students through the college application process and allows them to attend free college financial aid workshops. All senior class participants must select one day a week to attend. (Rising seniors must attend one session a week on Monday or Tuesday)

Open Gym (In-person): Teens can use this unstructured gym time to improve their jump shot, speed, and confidence on the court or jump into a scrimmage with friends! They can also unwind from their week while playing volleyball, jump rope, or badminton.

YouTube Universe (Virtual): Participants will learn how to start their own YouTube channel. During this 6-week program, teens learn the best practices of crafting content, techniques for shooting videos, and software tools to edit videos on a budget. Participants will engage in discussions on topics like YouTube analytics, marketing strategies, and social media connections.

College Prep Advising (In-person or Virtual): Individualized college application advising with expert support. (By appointment)

Hub Partnership (Virtual): Peer-led advocacy workshop series helping students identify their personal needs, needs for their community and using their voice.


Chickenshed NYC

Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for young people of all abilities and backgrounds. We use the inclusive methodology of London’s Chickenshed Theatre Company—which has for 45 years pioneered inclusive theatre programming—to ensure that every participant can be a successful member of our theatrical community.

The core programs are Chickenshed Players, weekly inclusive theatre workshops for kids and teens, One Shed International Project, an exciting new global performing arts opportunity for teens to meet and create with students from London and Finland and,  Adventures from The Shed, immersive performances for preschoolers.

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.

Fall 2021: September 11 – December 11

Chickenshed Players 4
Saturdays | 12:30 – 2:00 PM
For Teens Ages 13-17+

Be part of our new ‘global neighborhood’ with participants from the UK and Finland in an exciting new performing arts opportunity that begins on zoom and culminates with everyone coming together to rehearse and perform in one of the three countries taking part.

Register here.

One Shed International Project
Saturdays | 9:30 – 10:30 AM
For Teens Ages 14-17+

Young people from the USA, UK and Finland come together to share cultures and perspectives on a range of theatrical themes. This is a year-long program over three semesters. Commencing on Zoom the program culminates with all the participants coming together to rehearse and perform in one of the three countries taking part in the program.

Register here.

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

Anyone signing up with a friend can bring them for FREE or split the one program fee between them. Anyone can sign up with a sibling for one program fee too.

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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