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.

Chickenshed NYC

Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for children and young people, whose mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre by fostering inclusion and integration that inspires positive change.

Chickenshed’s model of Inclusive Theatre is based in the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included and its members represent the mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, disabilities and identities that make up our world.

Core programs include: Adventures from The Shed, immersive live performances for preschoolers and their families and Chickenshed Players (CP), no-audition theatrical workshops for kids and teens where the participants are led by professional theatre practitioners to create and devise the productions they perform.

Fall: September 17 – December 20

CP 3: Ages 10-13 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
CP 4: Ages 13-17+ | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Our no audition policy coupled with the belief that all kids have a great or needed story to tell is delivered via the program using our inclusive methodology that encourages everyone to add their thoughts, ideas and creativity to the stories being told.

Older Players begin to have the opportunity to act as group leaders and mentors as well as continuing to create and devise theatre within their own program, layering on and deepening our theatrical community.

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.

Educational Alliance Art School
Youth and Teen Courses 
Fall Term begins September 16!

Location: Manny Cantor Center | 197 East Broadway across from Seward Park 

Dive into your creative side and register for EA Art School’s Fall term! Join us for incredible Youth and Teen art classes focusing on Ceramics and Drawing.
Learn more and register here.

Intro to Drawing | Ages 8-13

Tuesdays | 4:00 PM
Students will learn drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on space, volume, linear and free-hand perspective, basic techniques, and concepts.

Youth Pottery | Ages 9-13

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 4:00 PM
Delve into the world of this ancient three-dimensional art form and create clay-based artworks using the foundational hand-building techniques of slab, pinch and coil methods of hand-building.

Teen Ceramics | Ages 14-18

Wednesdays | 4:00 PM
Students will create bowls, cups, vases, and other vessels utilizing both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

Graphic Novels: From Concept to Comic | Ages 8-13

Fridays | 4:00 PM
Learn and understand the essential characteristics of comic creation and explore comic book definitions, narrative building, and drawing that will help to successfully construct a graphic novel.

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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