Teen Leadership Program 2023


WHEN: March 3rd, March 31st, and May 12th (spring teen night hangouts); All three events are scheduled for 5:00 – 8:00 at Nola Spaces (1719 Toledano St.)

**While not required, we strongly encourage interested teens to try and attend all three hangouts if at all possible, as these participants will receive priority when scheduling out the summer staffing opportunities. 

May 22nd – August 11th (summer camp season that ALL teens will have the opportunity to later sign up for multiple week long sessions to serve as trained paid staff support as our modified version of an internship) 

THEME: Learning to Lead

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in earning money during school breaks? Do you love working with children? We are excited to start year two of our Teen Leadership Program in March and look forward to hosting more teen night events and training new and returning teens how to serve as staff support for our young artists during summer camp. 

In order to participate we are requiring interested teens register through Active like for our regular programming. Participation costs include just the $5.30 processing fee with the added request of a $20 donation at each of our upcoming teen nights.

The TLP will meet three times this spring (3/3, 3/31, 5/12). At each hangout we will enjoy a meal, collectively make art, and participate in hands-on leadership activities, including professional development to prepare teens for their various summer camp staff support roles.

This program is an overall great opportunity for those in search of: 

  • a supportive and creative environment to learn new art skills
  • meeting other ambitious and self motivated teens
  • gaining invaluable life experience learning how to work effectively with young artists supporting their social, artistic, and overall cognitive development

For more information, email samuel@upturnarts.org.