Teen programs at Brooklyn Children’s Museum foster love of culture and community, while supporting a transition to the working world. Teens receive a monetary stipend for their work in the Museum. Teen programs are open to Brooklyn-based high school students. Those residing in Central or South Brooklyn are preferred in the selection process.

Teen programs include the Teen Arts Advocacy Council, a paid internship and arts enrichment program and Rapid Response Collecting Task Force, a collections and curatorial program that gives teens the opportunity to introduce new objects into the collection, and research current collections artifacts.

Leadership support for teen programs is provided by The Keith Haring Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Pinkerton Foundation.