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Edgies Teen Center and College Prep Program

Teen Center Activities

Edgies Teen Center is committed to empowering New York City teens ages 13 to 18, ensuring that they have the skills, resources, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. In our program, Edgies teens receive individual guidance from highly qualified staff as well as access to immersive professional studios and academic enrichment. We aim to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary to succeed through quality educational, recreational, and social programs.

For more information please email or submit an application at the button below. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Snack and Community Time: Students take time to relax and enjoy a snack while getting to know their fellow Edgies members. Staff are available for students who have something on their mind or need support, advice, resources, or help problem-solving.

Homework Help: Having trouble with your homework or school projects? Homework help provides members with the support, resources and guidance necessary to complete their homework. Dedicated staff and volunteers support participants in achieving academic success. One-on-one tutoring is available by appointment; if interested please speak to an Edgies staff member.  

SAT Prep: Students strengthen their test-taking skills to increase their chances of getting into their top college. This free intensive program familiarizes students with SAT Math and English content aligned to the newly redesigned SAT Exam. Sessions consist of group instruction with highly qualified SAT instructors.

Mentoring: Volunteers work one-on-one with participants helping them to realize their strengths, work towards their goals, build confidence and independence. Mentors also support participants in becoming college ready through assistance in creating a college list, searching and applying for scholarships, editing their personal statement and more. Students learn about volunteers’ career trajectories and how to job search successfully. Volunteers include Educational Alliance staff, community members, recent graduates, and staff from corporate partner organizations such as Facebook, The New York Times, NYU, Barclays, Deloitte, and BlackRock. Students must participate in senior advisory to be eligible for senior mentoring.

Keystone Club: Keystone Club provides leadership development opportunities for young people. Teens participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, teens learn how to have a positive impact on members, the Club and their community.

Open Gym: Teens can use this unstructured gym time to improve their jump shot, speed, and confidence on the court or jump into a scrimmage with friends! They can also unwind from their week while playing volleyball, jump rope, or dodgeball.

Real Talk: Participants meet to explore and discuss issues of importance in their lives. Teen facilitators and guest speakers will guide each session to be fun, informative, and practical. Through youth-led conversations and activities, teens will foster a social community of peer support and continuous growth.

GEM Program: Apply Now!

Rising Senior Girls:

Join us this summer for GEM. A mentorship program that will connect you with a successful woman mentor in the field of your choice to help you build and strengthen the social capital and academic skills for a successful future in college. 

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