Youth Insights currently offers two semester-long after- school programs each spring and fall for 10th-12th grade New York City high school students:
The YI Artists program brings teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by this exchange. Youth Insights Artists meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6:30 pm.
In the YI Writers program, teens work closely with contemporary artists to explore art and the connections between art and text through critical and creative writing. Youth Insights Writers meet on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6:30 pm.
Graduates of the Youth Insights Artists and Writers programs are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. YI Leaders is an opportunity to gain experience working in a museum education department and to serve as an ambassador to your community. Applicants should be prepared to work 3-10 hours per week.
- Organize public programs and events for other teens from around the city, from artist’s talks to hands-on workshops;
- Learn to develop and lead interactive tours of the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions;
- Assist educators in the Whitney’s Family and Community education programs;
- Develop online interpretive materials and maintain the Whitney’s teen blog.