Trinity Youth includes parishioners, students from Trinity’s School Partnerships, and youth from across NYC. We are a community that strives to practice radical welcome – the full inclusion of all people regardless of background, beliefs, or experience. You, your voice, and your experiences are valid and valued here.
Whether you're new to Trinity Youth, or have been part of the community for years, it's time to enroll to be part of the program for the 2021-2022 school year. When you enroll, you’ll receive access to our brand-new teen spaces on the 5th floor of Trinity Commons (the new community building behind Trinity Church).
You don't want to miss out—it's got a full gym with a basketball court, a teaching kitchen, and plenty of space to hang out or do homework. Enrolling gets you connected to afterschool programs, academic support, and resources in the city like Urban Word, the New York Public Library, and the Department of Youth and Community Development. You'll also receive a special welcome packet in the mail!
Trinity Youth includes parishioners, students from Trinity’s school partnerships, and youth from across NYC. We are a community that strives to practice radical welcome – the full inclusion of all people regardless of background, beliefs, or experience. You, your voice, and your experiences are valid and valued here.
Trinity Youth Afterschool | Monday to Friday, 2:30-6pm | Trinity Commons
From basketball and mindfulness to test prep and advocacy, Trinity Youth Afterschool will offer sports, arts, academics, and other activities for youth. All activities are free and open to grades 6-12. Enroll today.
Space on the fifth floor of Trinity Commons is dedicated to teens: a place to do homework, be with friends, and try new things.
Trinity Youth Group | Wednesdays, 7pm | Trinity Commons
Do you need a space where you can unwind and unmute? A channel for you to be yourself and explore the big questions—and maybe the silly ones too? Do you wonder about who you are and how you want to be in the world? Trinity Youth Group meets each Wednesday to do all of that and more. We take time to eat dinner, play games, and talk about what’s on our minds—supported by our beliefs and by one another. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for this program.
Youth Confirmation | Wednesdays, March 9-May 25, 6-8pm | Trinity Commons
Confirmation prepares youth to make a mature articulation of faith and receive the laying on of hands from the Bishop as they commit themselves to the Christian life. Trinity Youth in 8th grade and above are invited to join this spring’s confirmation class, which will include 10 weeks of classes (March 9-May 25), a weekend retreat, and participation in the Easter Vigil, concluding with confirmation on June 5. Find the full schedule and register here.
Trinity Youth Chorus
The Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth from the five boroughs of New York City. Choristers receive individual and group training in vocal technique, music theory, sight-reading, and performance skills from a group of dedicated professionals led by Melissa Attebury, Trinity’s Associate Director of Music. Read more about the Trinity Youth Chorus here.
Summer Youth History Fellows | Program dates: July 11-August 18 | Trinity Commons
NYC high school students who have applied to the 2022 Trinity Youth History Fellows program by April 28 will be notified soon if they have been selected. This summer, fellows will gain hands-on experience working with nationally significant documents in the Trinity Archives and create a plan for public exhibits at Trinity Commons. Fellows will be mentored by Trinity Archives and Youth staff and will receive a stipend for 20 hours/week.
For questions regarding the following programs, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth & Congregational Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAZZHOUSE@Trinity: Trinity Youth Summer Jazz Ensemble
Mondays, June 6 – July 18, 5:30-7:30pm, Trinity Commons (76 Trinity Place)
Open House Jam Session: Tuesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 19, 2:30-4:30pm
Placement Interviews: Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 5-7pm
Get in on a very special opportunity to join the inaugural Jazz House Kids - Trinity Youth Jazz Ensemble! Immerse yourself in the music of the jazz masters while developing your own musical voice. Directed by a world-class jazz artist, students will build their foundation of jazz, studying the blues, standard tunes, and jazz classics in a fun and engaging setting. Young improvisers will enhance their musicianship with music theory and other essential building blocks. Explore the art of improvisation, group interaction, jazz performance, and most importantly, how to jam with your friends!
This program is free and open to all aspiring or current jazz musicians who are enrolled in Trinity Youth. Instruments will be provided, or you can bring your own. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to a two-week intensive at Montclair University in August.
Tutoring for Middle & High School Students with Skooli
The Trinity Youth Faith Formation subcommittee has made online tutoring support available to Trinity Youth as an outreach of the Congregational Council. This would take the form of a shared bank of online tutoring hours that Trinity Youth can tap into whenever they have homework questions or are otherwise stuck in their studies.
For more information and to book a session, email Father Matt at email@example.com.
When the George Floyd protests began, a member of Trinity Youth asked Fr. Matt, “What is the church going to say about this?” Fr. Matt replied, “You are the church. If you want the church to say something — say something!”
In response, Trinity Youth spent several weeks engaged in thoughtful conversation and deep listening. This Trinity Youth Statement, which we are honored to share with you today, is the result of that work. In it, Trinity Youth articulate a clear call to action for themselves and our community.