Teen Programs
about teen programs 


Teen programs at the Bronx Museum provide young adults with an open forum for the creative expression of ideas and dialog on issues affecting young people and the promotion of the Bronx as an important cultural, political, and artistic force. 

For more information visit bxmateens.tumblr.com

Questions? Email teencouncil@bronxmuseum.org.



Teen Council 
Teen Council is an 8-month paid internship program for high school students. Teens work with Museum educators and one another to create video projects, zines, artist interviews, and an exhibition of teen artwork. 
  • Develop your video skills.
  • Interview professionals in the field.
  • Collaborate with your peers.  
  • Explore issues affecting young people today. 
  • Curate an exhibition and be a part of the museum.
  • Improve your resume.
  • Get paid for your work. 


Teen Summer 
Teen Summer is a 4-week paid arts program for high school students. Teens work collaboratively to explore, showcase, and contribute to the rich stories and culture of New York City. 
Applications for Teen Summer are currently open! Current high school students or recent high school graduates, age 14 - 18 and living in NYC, are eligible. Please click HERE to apply. 

Teen Summer 2021 presents a video and art project in conjunction with Teens Take the Met in early August, 2021.

Teen Summer 2018 
The People Make the Bronx: We Are All Agents Of Change 
Summer 2018, Teen Summer investigated forms of civic engagement, continuing a project that began with the 2017-2018 Teen Council. Through interviews with socially-engaged artists, we explored the nuances of racial justice and women's equality, and the different ways in which people can participate in civic activities to improve their communities. Our goal was to learn how actions can translate into real change in government and society. 



Teen Summer 2017 
The People Make The Bronx: Heart Of The Bronx
Teen Summer explores the stories behind community-based organizations and their impactful work. This year, teens spent three weeks investigating Bronx arts organizations. They met with dedicated artists, activists and administrators to learn how they contribute to the richness of arts and culture in our community. After conducting a series of interviews, teens created a video and poster publication to share their findings with the wider public. 




Teen Council is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and Anonymous.


Teen Summer is made possible by Anonymous.


Education and Community Engagement Programs are generously supported by Booth Ferris Foundation, Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, Keith Haring Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Malka Fund, New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Funds, New York Yankees Foundation, O'Grady Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Target, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, Council Member Diana Ayala, and Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr.


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