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Trinity Youth

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.

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Summer Youth History Fellows |  Program dates: July 11–August 18 | Trinity Commons

Watercolor of Trinity Church collaged with archival records and text, "Trinity Youth History Fellows."

Trinity is excited to welcome the 2022 Trinity Youth History Fellows to our offices 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. Watch the video above for highlights from our 2021 Summer Youth History Fellows.

If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Matt Welsch or Jenn Chinn.

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Youth Songwriting Class | August 1–5, 2–5pm | Trinity Commons

Study the craft of writing and producing your own music with Trinity’s renowned teaching artists. Nurture your creativity as you explore a range of songwriting techniques, from composing melodies to lyric writing. By learning about different forms and structures that aid and streamline the songwriting process and collaborating with other aspiring songwriters, you will flex new muscles and emerge more confident in sharing your artistic gifts through music.

Designed for youth ages 13–17.

Enrollment in Trinity Youth and vaccination are required. Learn more about our health and safety policies.

Register for the class.

​​​​​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. 

Trinity Youth Chorister sings during a holiday concert.

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.

Trinity Youth Afterschool will return in the fall | Monday to Friday, 2:30–6pm | Trinity Commons

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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. Return to this page in August to enroll.

Space on the fifth floor of Trinity Commons is dedicated to teens: a place to do homework, be with friends, and try new things.

Enrollment in Trinity Youth and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are required for this program. Read more about our safety and health policies here

Trinity Youth show up for each other. We hope you’ll join us! If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Matt Welsch or Jenn Chinn.

Community Partnerships

For questions regarding the following programs, email Jennifer Chinn, Director, Youth & Community Partnerships at

JAZZHOUSE@Trinity: Trinity Youth Summer Jazz Ensemble

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Photo: Richard Conde for Jazz House Kids

Mondays, June 6 – July 18, 5:30-7:30pm, Trinity Commons (76 Trinity Place)

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.

Register for the Ensemble here

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.

In the interest of addressing this need flexibly, Trinity has connected with Skooli, who have a system and platform with trained tutors in a variety of subjects and schedules. Skooli's platform is broad and they are looking forward to supporting our youth. Because Skooli is an outside vendor, we encourage you to follow these links for more information on Skooli's terms of use and privacy policy.

For more information and to book a session, email Father Matt at

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