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 young people of all abilities and backgrounds. The Chickenshed model is unique in that it brings together members who reflect the vast diversity of our broader population to create great theatre. Our members represent the mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, identities and disabilities that make up our world.

Grouped by age, Chickenshed 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. All participants are empowered to become part of a fun, successful theatrical community.

Winter/Spring: January 22  – June 18

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

Devise a musical adaptation of the book The Tigon and the Liger . If you like music, dancing and storytelling you’ll be able to do them all when you workshop and create a brand new show. Using the original characters from the book as a jumping off point to explore the natural world and risks to our planet you’ll incorporate your discoveries into the show demonstrating how theatre can be a megaphone for science, and how science informs the art we create.

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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