Youth Matters

Our team of Snug Harbor Teen Ambassadors has completed their February intensive, and we were proud to watch them learn and grow in their creative directions.  Their capstone project was to work together on a zine (a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images) complete with original artwork, responses to art workshops, interviews with local arts professionals, community portraits, and personal profiles.  

Check out the Teen Ambassadors’ zine Rising Eyelandters here!

At the 2020 spring season opening of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Ambassadors shared their experiences and guided visitors in customizing their own copy of the zine. Attendees learned how art creates passion in our community, and shared what they love about arts on Staten Island.


This exciting program connects you to working artists, performers, and curators. Explore creative careers in the arts industry, build a sense of community, and gain professional skills. Sessions take place at Snug Harbor on Saturday afternoons in February. Students grades 9-12 (ages 13-18) are eligible to apply. **The deadline to apply has been extended to January 22, 2020.**

Extra perks include:
• Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to exhibitions and arts events
• A travel stipend, pizza, and Snug Harbor membership

Teen Ambassadors will meet for four workshops, all held on Saturday afternoons in February 2020. Students grades 9-12 (ages 13-18) are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is January 22, 2020. Apply here.

The Teen Ambassadors under Snug Harbor’s Youth Matters program are generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Debi Rose and Steven Matteo.