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Youth Insights (YI) is a free after-school program for New York City high school students. It brings teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by this exchange.
This summer, Youth Insights is offering a new free program for New York City high school English Langauge Learners in grades 10 through 12: Youth Insights Introductions.
Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.
YI Artists and Writers programs bring teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange. YI Writers explore art and the connections between art and text through critical and creative writing.
Open to: New York City high school students, grades 9–12.
Application information: YI Artists and Writers programs will not be held during the 2014–2015 school year while the Whitney transitions to its new building. We will resume YI Artists and Writers the following school year. Instead, we are offering a new, free monthly drop-in program starting in October 2014 called YI: Saturday Sessions. Check back for more information in early September 2014.
Graduates of the Youth Insights Artists and Writers programs are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. YI Leaders is an opportunity to gain experience working in a museum education department and to serve as an ambassador to your community.
YI Leaders organize public programs and events for other teens from around the city; learn to develop and lead interactive tours of the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions; assist educators in the Whitney’s Family and Community education programs; and develop online interpretive materials and maintain the Whitney’s teen blog.
Applicants should be prepared to work 3–10 hours per week.
Open to: Graduates of the Youth Insights Artists and Writers programs.
Application information: Interested candidates should contact the Coordinator of Youth Programs.
Applications due August 15, 2014.