Edgies Teen Center Classes

Edgies Teen Center is committed to empowering New York City teens ages 13-18, ensuring that they have the skills, resources, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. Below is a listing of our current offerings. Please contact edgiestc@edalliance.org with any questions about classes or the application process.

Basketball Intramurals

Hone your skills on and off the court through this amazing collaboration with NIKE Ambassadors. Participants improve their strength, skill, speed, and confidence while building their leadership and collaborative abilities through a series of competitive tournaments.

Community Hour

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.

Coding & Video-Game Design

Students learn how to conceptualize and create original video games from scratch! No prior experience required. Our amazing partner E-line Media walks you through creating a theme, characters, and a story line and helps you develop coding and skills in virtual-reality creation.

Dance Studio with Edgies!

Teens master techniques and fundamentals through multiple styles of dance and creative-movement expression. Instructors introduce the basic elements of dance in a positive way through mind, body, and spirit while promoting self-expression and creativity. 

Junior Advisory

Gain the tools and skills needed for college applications and future careers. Instructors walk Juniors through the college-application process, fiscal responsibility, summer-internship and job placement, and career planning. 

Keystone Club

Teens are exposed to leadership development opportunities by participating in activities in three focus areas: academic success,

career preparation, and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, teens learn how to positively impact members, the club, and community.

Open Gym

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

SAT Prep

Students strengthen their test-taking skills to increase their chances of getting into their top college. This free intensive familiarizes students with SAT math and English content aligned to the newly redesigned SAT exam. Sessions consist of large-group instruction with highly qualified SAT instructors as well as individualized mentoring sessions with volunteers from New York Cares. Dinner is provided.

Senior Advisory

Tailored specifically for graduating high-school seniors, Senior Advisory guides students through the college-application process and allows them to attend free college financial-aid workshops. All class participants must select one day a week to attend (Tuesday through Thursday).

Senior Mentoring

Volunteers work one-on-one with students throughout their college-application process. Students learn about volunteers’ career trajectory and how to job search successfully. Volunteers include Educational Alliance staff, community members, and staff from corporate partner organizations such as Facebook, The New York Times, NYU, Barclays, Deloitte, and BlackRock. Students must choose a day for Senior Advisory to be eligible for Senior Mentoring. Dinner is provided.

Sophomore Skills (starts in February)

Nail the PSAT! Students grasp key testing strategies and sharpen their math and English skills in preparation for PSAT, SAT, and Regents exams. Dinner is provided.

WeThrive Entrepreneurship

WeThrive is a national organization equipping youth so that they can own their future. Using entrepreneurship as a practice field, youth of under-resourced communities create a real business venture from which they earn real revenues as they acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow.

Youth LEAP

Teens can receive community-service hours through this program. Resilience Advocacy Project’s mission is to empower youth to become leaders in the fight against poverty. LEAP combines innovative youth-leadership training with targeted system-level advocacy initiatives to leverage the natural resilience of teens and support them in becoming catalysts for change in their community.

For more info and to register email edgiesTC@edalliance.org or call (646) 395-4291.