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. 

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Questions? Email teencouncil@bronxmuseum.org.



Teen Council 
Applications for Teen Council 2018-2019 are now open! APPLY HERE 
Application deadline FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for an eight-month paid internship. Explore the arts, learn video production skills, collaborate with your peers, and improve your resume.

Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council seeks to connect young people with contemporary art and culture in our communities. During this intensive after-school program, a group of teens works closely with Museum educators to create video projects; zines, small publications; artist interviews; and exhibitions of teen artwork. Applications for Teen Council are available seasonally.


Learn more about Teen Council



Teen Summer 2018 
Applications are closed.
Teen Summer is a 4-week intensive art program for high school students. Teens work collaboratively to explore, showcase, and contribute to the rich stories and culture of the Bronx.
DATES/TIMES July 30 – August 23, Mondays – Thursdays, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
ELIGIBILITY high school students entering 9th-12th grades in the 2018-2019 school year
  • Develop your film skills.
  • Interview professionals in the field.
  • Collaborate with your peers.  
  • Explore issues affecting young people today. 
  • Improve your resume.
  • Get paid for your work. 


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. 





Unite to Fight HIV and AIDS

This summer the Teen Summer Program had the opportunity to conduct a series of interviews about the ongoing impact of HIV/AIDS. We met with people and organizations who are on the frontline of working towards harm reduction, prevention, and treatment of HIV and AIDS. This project was inspired by the exhibition Art AIDS America, on view at The Bronx Museum July 13 through October 23, 2016.
Created in 2012, the Teen Summer Program researches community-based organizations and their impactful work. Over the course of three weeks, teens engage with activists, administrators, and artists and learn how grassroots organizations serve as vital local resources. Working collaboratively with museum educators, participants create videos and publications to offer information about the services available in the Bronx and share their findings with a wider public.
View the poster here



Teen Comics 
This summer the Bronx Museum presented a new Teen Comics program to teach
and empower teens on HIV/AIDS through the popular arts of cartooning and manga.
Using the Art AIDS America exhibition as a starting point, participants met with guest
cartoonists and educators about a variety of topics including the history of HIV/AIDS
and social activism in America; racism and the AIDS crisis in Africa; and sexism,
gender identity, and LGBTQ-related issues. Throughout the program, teens openly
discussed these very real issues and reflected on how they affect young people and
their communities today. The teens’ inspirational commentaries are shared in their
zine “Monsters of the Bronx: The Battle against Isolation, Fear and Ignorance.”


View the zine here



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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