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 2017-2018 are now available! APPLY HERE

Applications are now closed. 


The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for an eight-month paid internship. Increase your knowledge of the arts, learn video production skills, and improve your resume. Click here to learn more.


Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council makes contemporary art and culture accessible to urban youth. During this intensive after-school program, a group of thirteen high school teens work closely with Museum educators to create video productions; MuseZines, small publications; artist interviews; and exhibitions of teen artwork. Applications for Teen Council are available seasonally. 


Learn more about Teen Council



Teen Summer 2017 
Applications are now closed. 
Created in 2012, Teen Summer explores the rich stories and culture of the Bronx community. Teens will:
  • Develop digital audio and video production skills.
  • Interview local residents, community leaders and professionals, and artists in order to document what makes this borough special.
  • Create a video and poster to share their findings with a larger audience.
  • Receive a stipend for travel/food/hard work! 

Dates/times July 10 – July 27, 2017; Mondays-Thursdays, 1:30pm-5:30pm 

Eligibility Teens entering 9th-12th grades






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 Summer is made possible by New York Yankees Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Anonymous.

Education and Community Engagement Programs are generously supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Arcus Foundation, and May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.



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