The New Edgies Teen Center is committed to empowering New York City teens ages 13-18, ensuring that they have the skills, resources, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. While in our program, Edgies teens receive individual guidance from highly-qualified staff as well as access to immersive professional studios, academic enrichment including college prep, sports and recreation activities, and leadership development programs.
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Students take some time to relax and enjoy a snack while getting to know their fellow Edgies members. Staff are available for students who’ve got something on their mind, or need support. Our team is available to provide advice, help students problem solve, and share resources with youth.
Teens will receive community service hours for their participation. Resilience Advocacy Project’s mission is to empower youth to become leaders in the fight against poverty. LEAP combines innovative youth leadership training programs with targeted system-level advocacy initiatives to leverage the natural resilience of youth and support them in becoming catalysts for change.
Express Yourself – Creative Writing Studio
This new collaborative writing workshop with the BEE Exchange offers teens the opportunity to find their voices through poetry, spoken word, screenwriting and other written mediums. Workshops combine creative writing with team building and group work skills to construct innovative stories. Written work is generated together by students across ages and skill levels, and culminates in a literary magazine at the end of the cycle.
Keystone Club provides leadership development opportunities for young people. Teens participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, teens learn how to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.
Coding & Video Game Design
Students will learn how to conceptualize and create original video games from scratch! No prior experience is required. Our amazing partner, E-line Media will walk you through creating a theme, characters, and storyline, in addition to developing coding and virtual reality skills.
Fashion Youth Intensive (FYI) – Your Fashion Studio
Fashion Youth Intensive (FYI) is a collaborative youth enrichment program created by Edgies Teen Center and Fashion Institute of Technology. This 10-week intensive is designed for students to explore every aspect of fashion from designing, to marketing and launching your own collection. FYI is founded on the principle that fashion can be a platform for personal growth through creative thinking, collaboration, and self-expression. This course is taught by two international designers from FIT.
We want you to thrive academically!
Edgies Teen Center partners with a College Prep Program here at MCC to provide tutoring, and college prep programming, to our youth.
Sophomore Skills (Starts in February 2019):
Join us Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm (dinner provided) to prepare for the PSAT. During this time you will learn key testing strategies and sharpen your math and English skills, setting you up for
success on PSAT, SAT, and Regents exams.
Junior Advisory & SAT Prep:
Gain the tools and skills needed to successfully take the SAT test, apply for college, and prepare for a future career. Instructors will walk Juniors through the college application process, fiscal responsibility, summer internship and job placement, and career planning. Juniors will strengthen test-taking skills, and become familiar with SAT math and English content aligned with the newly redesigned SAT Exam. Dinner is provided.
Tailored specifically for graduating high school seniors, Senior Advisory walks students through every aspect of the college application process. Participants are also eligible to attend free college financial aid workshops. Senior Advisory is offered Monday-Wednesday. All senior class participants must select one day a week to attend.
Senior Mentoring program runs on Tuesday evenings (dinner provided). Volunteers work one-on-one with specific students throughout their college application process. Students must choose a day for senior advisory to also be eligible for senior mentoring.
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Basketball Intramural Games
Hone your skills on and off the court through this amazing collaboration with NIKE Ambassadors. Participants will improve their strength, skill, speed and confidence while building their leadership and collaborative abilities through a series of competitive tournaments.
Join us on Fridays for a little friendly competition! Staff will lead “Minute to Win It”challenges, board games, pool tournaments and more, while students build connections and community.
Create & Design
This open-ended workshop is designed for students to get creative in our recycled arts center. All Edgies teens are invited to attend to build their college art portfolios, complete Fashion Studio projects, or work on some creative projects of their own!
This unstructured gym time can be used for teens to improve their jump shot, speed, and confidence on the court, or jump into a scrimmage with friends! Volleyball, jump rope, or dodgeball are also available to offer participants time to unwind from their week.
Dance Studio with Edgies
Teens learn techniques and fundamentals through multiple styles of dance and creative movement expression. Instructors introduce the basic elements of dance in a positive way through mind, body, and spirit while promoting self-expression and creativity.