All Programs starts:

Orientation Schedule 2017
Youth who sign up for a program must attend a program orientation taking place on the first thursday of the month. Parents are encouraged to atttend.


Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Contact: Isabel Figueroa, Youth Programs Coordinator 718-542-4139 X129

Teen Programming at THE POINT CDC promotes active healing and is mission-driven, transformative, asset-based, leadership bound, and safe and caring. Young adults from 13-24 years old can register for one or multiple free workshops throughout the year leading towards college and professional careers in the arts, activism, education and more.
For more info on THE POINT's Teen Programs and how to sign up to be a part of the fun, email Danny R. Peralta at dannythepoint@gmail.com or call (718) 542-4139.

Academic Support

College Confidant/College Prep
The purpose of this workshop series is to prepare high school students for not only college courses, but for college life itself. Students will be challenged to take their writing skills to the next level while establishing a deep connection to the power of their own voice.
Time TBA

Teen Arts

Music Ensemble and Production

The Music Ensemble & Production program is focused on teaching foundations of music theory & instrument foundations along with basics of audio production such as recording techniques & digital audio background.
Saturdays 11:00 - 1:30pm (Starting February 4, 2017) FREE
Teaching Artist: Alejandro Castro

Black & White Photography
A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. Students have access to THE POINT's onsite black-and-white darkroom and Vantage Point Gallery. Registration ongoing. 10-week course, four times a year. FREE.
Pre-Teen, Mondays or Tuesdays 4:00-7:00PM
Teen, Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:00-7:00PM
Contact: Néstor D. Pérez-Molière or Tiffany Williams 718-542-4149
Email: nperez@thepoint.org or twilliams@thepoint.org
For more info click

THE POINT Social Circus Arts
Social Circus workshops offer young people 13 years and up an opportunity to learn a variety of circus disciplines including aerial, juggling, acrobatics, clowning and more, while building valuable life skills! Teens will perform throughout the year for the whole community.
Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:30 - 8:30pm. FREE

BLANK PLATE Culinary Arts + Design
Blank Plate, the creative culinary program that’s changing a neighborhood, one plate at a time.Learn how to chef a large community meal for No Beef Thursdays! and learn how to design a Hunts Point event.
Kick off: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Teens 13+ From 4:45-7:30PM FREE
Contact: Alejandra Delfin to register, 718-542-4139 X.155

(Feb 2, 9 & 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23 &30, April 6, 20 &27, May 4, 11, & 18)
Blank Plate Family Dinner: May 19, 2017 at 6PM

Visual Arts
An intensive Creative Arts workshop, intended for students who are becoming serious about the visual arts and/or preparing for college applications. The emphasis will be on developing skills and style in drawing, painting, and sculpture and completing several pieces that could be included in a portfolio for college admission.
Saturdays 11:00 - 1:30pm (Starting February 4, 2017) FREE
Teaching Artist: Nathalia Griffith


Have you ever wanted to learn zapateado or how to dance a son Jarocho or Huasteco?  Maybe even a Jarabe Tapatío?  Join us as we explore zapateado basics, faldeo techniques, and other dance steps from various Mexican regions, all while learning about Mexican culture.  Exercise and have fun! 
Bring your workout clothes!  
Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm
Teaching artist: Martha

Teen Advocacy

A.C.T.I.O.N. (Activists Coming To Inform Our Neighborhood)
A.C.T.I.O.N. engages 20 stipended youth activists three times per week who work to identify social and environmental justice issues facing the Hunts Point community. Participants create and manage campaigns with the goals of developing ongoing youth-led solutions. 
From September through June, and during the summer.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:30PM- 7:00PM
Plase fill out the applications by October 3, 2016.
Contact: Rebecca Rosado, 718-542-4139 X.128
For the pdf application click

Minds Empowered (formally known as The Women's Group) aims to create a safe space for women-identified and gender non-conforming youth.  We work to provide young people with a platform to express themselves freely and become change makers in their communities.  Youth will be able to share their experiences through our quarterly zine, POP.  Workshops will also cover topics such as social justice, body image, creative writing and more.  Together we will learn, grow, and heal.
Check our Pop Zine here
Tuesdays 6:30PM to 8:30PM FREE
Teaching artist: Teresa Rivera

Teen Technology

Video Game Design and Tech-Entrepreneurship
Tech-entrepreneurship program and video game academy teaching basic coding skills, 3d design/printing, digital media basics and business fundamentals.

Teen Internships

As an important step to preparing job readiness and improving access to higher education, THE POINT provides internship opportunities for teens. Students can intern in all areas of THE POINT's programs including:

A.C.T.I.O.N. Summer Internship
THE POINT's teen community leadership group A.C.T.I.O.N. (Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhood) engages ten stipend teen activists throughout the summer months to continue the group's social and environmental justice campaigns. A.C.T.I.O.N. also works to connect teens with summer internship opportunities outside THE POINT!
Contact: Rebecca Rosado 718-542-4139 X128 email: rrosado@thepoint.org

Theatre Apprenticeship
Interns work in THE POINT's Live From the Edge Theatre as stagehands and gain technical theatre experience including sound and lighting skills.

Summer Youth Leadership
Teens have the opportunity to learn leadership, teamwork, mentoring and first aid skills and help staff THE POINT’s Summer Youth Programs as junior counselors and activity specialists through this program. Summer Youth Leaders are comprised of teens from the community and the Department of Youth and Community Development's Summer Youth Employment Program.