Teen Programming at THE POINT CDC promotes active healing. THE POINT programs are mission-driven, transformative, asset-based, leadership bound, safe and caring. Young adults from 13-21 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 Freddy Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 542-4139 X.129.
ICP @ THE POINT
Black & White Photography
A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches youth students 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.
Pre-Teen,(ages 9-13) Mondays or Tuesdays 4:00-7:00 pm
Teen,(ages 14-18) Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm
Open Lab, Fridays 3:00-6:30 pm (For teen students only enroll in the program)
CIRQUE DU VIE
THE POINT’s Social Circus workshops offer young people 13 years and up an opportunity to learn a variety of circus disciplines including aerial, juggling, acrobatics, tumbling, clowning and more, all while building valuable life skills! As a part of THE POINT’s Cirque du Vie troop.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
BLANK PLATE CULINARY ARTS
THE POINT’s Blank Plate program introduces teens to Culinary Arts. Blank Plate is the creative culinary program that’s changing a neighborhood, one plate at a time. Young chefs learn food safety & handling, preparation techniques, plating, new recipes and how to prepare a large community meal and design a Hunts Point event for No Beef Thursdays!
Starting day TBA
4:45 – 7:30 pm.
With the guidance of our Teaching Artists in Residence, Teens and Young Adults will have an opportunity for mentorship and professional development from a working artist. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop new artistic techniques, create and present new work and be ready for High School and College Portfolio review. Participants will learn artistic techniques such as illustration, sculpture, printmaking, painting, composition and more!
6:30 – 8:30 pm
OPEN HYDRANT THEATER
(Audition required and ongoing) This is an exciting, professional, not-for-profit theater ensemble based company for adults and children serving Hunts Point and The Bronx.
Contact: Luis Cardenas or Sarah Rosenberg at 718-542-4139 X.175 or email@example.com
Learn how to sing with confidence and with proper technique while learning to read music from all kinds of genres including pop, musical theater, and classical, in a fun and engaging environment where you will develop a love for singing.
6:30PM-8:40 PM slots
All-Styles-Performance Class. A choreography based class for the beginner to an experienced teen or young adult dancer designed to prepare for a Latin Performance. The choreography in Salsa, Bachata, Folk, Reggaeton and more!
FREE FOR TEENS
Adults ($10, or bundle of 5 for $48):
Absolute beginner Latin Workshop - A workshop based class that is geared for the absolute beginner of Latin Dance to embrace the most basic movements.
Zumba® fitness, Zumba®Step, aqua-Zumba®, Zumba®kids, Zumba-gold® and -Toning® - Latin based fitness classes that incorporate easy to follow moves with hidden cardio and resistance interval training. So much fun no one feels like its a workout!
A.C.T.I.O.N. Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhood
A.C.T.I.O.N. engages 20 stipend 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.
Mon., Wed. & Fri.
Contact: Victor Davila at firstname.lastname@example.org
MINDS EMPOWERED (M.E.)
Minds Empowered aims to create a safe space for women-identified, male-identified & gender non-conforming youth. Through a combination of art-making and group, discussion participants are given a platform to express themselves freely and become change-makers in their communities. This Winter THE POINT CDC is offering 12 stipends M.E. Apprenticeship opportunities. These apprentices will work on a special project focusing on issues of Domestic Violence and how to translate this awareness into community organizing and advocacy. We will work to identify various forms of violence and the effect it has on our personal identities as well as our environment and relationships. Through the use of mixed media, photography, poetry, art-journaling, culinary arts, group outings and on-site visits we will gain insight into the topic. Each M.E. Apprentice will contribute and assist in producing a final project to share experiences and knowledge gained.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
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:
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.