Edgies Teen Center Activities

Fall 2018 Teen Center Activities

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.

 Contact us at edgiestc@edalliance.org or 646.395.4296 with any questions.

For days and times, download a PDF of our schedule here

Community Hour

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.

Youth LEAP

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 in order to leverage the natural resilience of youth and support them in becoming catalysts for change in their communities.

BEE Exchange Creative Writing Studio

This new group is a collaborative storytelling studio that combines creative writing with team building and group work skills to construct innovative stories. Stories are generated together by students across ages and skill level. Everyone gets to add something — and anyone can do it! Stories will be presented at the end of the term.

Keystone Club

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to hone their leadership skills by participating in activities in three main areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. As a Keystone member, students will learn money management, time management, public speaking, advocacy, event planning, and more by aiding Edgies staff with outreach, recruitment and special events.

E-Line Video Game Design Studio

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 Studio (FYI)

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.

College Prep

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. 

Own Your Future (Freshman Seminar)
Sophomore Skills
Junior Advisory
SAT Prep
Senior Advisory
Senior Mentoring

For more information about our Academic Enrichment programs click here

Basketball Intramurals

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.

Open Art Studio

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!

Open Gym

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.


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