Youth Matters: Teen Ambassadors is a free, month-long weekend career explorations program for New York City teens (grades 9-12) that provides insight into the variety of career pathways in the arts. This program introduces students to the practical aspects of working in the arts, both as an artist and in administrative roles, underpinning the variety and breadth of careers available.
Workshops with visual and performing artists include interactive immersion in the artist’s practice and artist-led walkthroughs of exhibitions/performances. Students engage with professionals from different sectors of the arts community, such as commercial artists and designers, curators, art handlers, and managers.
Youth Matters: Teen Ambassadors is made possible with support from New York City Council Members Kamillah Hanks and David Carr.