For Young People
The mission of the Teen Leadership Council is to empower teens to recognize and utilize their potential as artistic leaders and community advocates. Teens have the opportunity to work with children, local organizations and creative professional to celebrate and improve their neighborhoods through the arts.
The Teen Council combines performing arts, community advocacy, teaching, leadership development training, and education program development. Teens create original performances and interactive workshops around social topics that affect their community to share throughout Boston on the Community Advocacy Tour. Once the summer starts, Teen Leadership Council members become a paid employee as part of the City Spotlights Leadership Program.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE for Fall 2013 is October 21.
Once your application has been received, you will be invited to audition and interview for admittance into the Teen Council.
- Dudley Library Interactive Arts Festival
- Lesley University Creativity Commons performance and focus group
- April Vacation arts and leadership training
- Many more!
Message to teens: **DO NOT WORRY if you do not have experience performing. If you love to sing or act or dance and you would like to develop your leadership skills, this is perfect for you!**
- Acting: Memorize and perform a 2-minute monologue from a published play, a published poem or an original work you have written
- Music: Perform 1 minute of a song
- Dance: Perform 1 minute of a dance, preferably something you choreographed yourself
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rachel Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (617) 532-1221.
Click here to download the Teen Council application.
For Young People,For Schools,For Community Groups
City Spotlights High School Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for energetic and creative students aged 14-19 with an interest in the performing arts and working with the community, theater companies, professional teaching artists, students, teachers and families. This program offers a variety of responsibilities and learning experiences, including joining an ensemble of peers led by a performing arts professional to create an original performance piece; contributing to the creation and implementation of community workshops and performances; communicating with teaching artists, workshop participants, and theater company managers; increasing knowledge of professional job readiness skills and resources; and working cooperatively and collaboratively with members of Citi Performing Arts Center’s education staff on large-scale projects and administrative tasks.
This internship includes acting training, cultivating an ensemble, teaching workshops and participating in classes focused on professional development and job readiness skills. In the spring, interns join a Neighborhood Ensemble to further examine personal stories and the stories of residents from a City Spotlights featured neighborhood and perform with the Ensemble on stage as part of City Spotlights. Participants will also lead Interactive Performance Workshops in and around Boston neighborhoods. Fall and spring session participants receive a small stipend for their work in this program.
There is an interview and application process for this program. To apply for the City Spotlights High School Internship, please contact email@example.com or call 617-532-1256.
For Young People
The City Spotlights Leadership Program empowers youth to become leaders in school, at home, and in their communities using their creative voices. This summer, the City Spotlights Leadership Program features 30 Teen Leaders. Our leaders represent 23 different schools and 7 Boston neighborhoods - most have no formal arts training and little to no arts in their schools. These teens spend 7 weeks developing leadership and job development skills while also getting intensive dance, theatre and music classes and creating original performance pieces in all three performing arts areas. In the 6th week of the program, Teen Leaders take to the streets of Boston with flash mobs and original inspirational songs, performing in parks, on sidewalks, even on the T!
During the summer of 2012, Teen Leaders delivered almost 100 free public performances on non-traditional “stages,” reaching over 15,000 people. In addition, Teen Leaders lead workshops in community centers, libraries and camps with children throughout the city around building confidence, finding one’s voice and bullying. Last summer these workshops reached over 500 kids. City Spotlights culminates in a final performance of their original works in the Grand Lobby of the historic Wang Theatre. The leadership, community, and career development training that the program provides creates a foundation for these Teen Leaders to grow into adults who will champion change, drive innovation, and ensure our community’s long term vitality.
AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: City Spotlights Leadership Program
WHEN: July 8-August 23, 2013, Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston
WHO: Youth ages 15-19
Generously Supported by: