Parishioner Azalea Danes at Climate March with a megaphone

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.


Get Involved

Trinity Youth Afterschool | Monday to Friday, 2:30–6pm | Trinity Commons

Student smiles across table. She wears a lemon colored short sleeved top, and her braided hair is pulled back into a pony tail.

Photo: Margaret Streeter

From basketball and mindfulness to test prep and advocacy, Trinity Youth Afterschool offers sports, arts, academics, and other activities for youth. All activities are free and open to grades 6-12.

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

Enrollment in Trinity Youth is required for this program. Proof of vaccination is no longer required. 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.

​​​​​Trinity Youth Group | Wednesdays, 6–8pm | 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.

​​​​​Confirmation Classes | 2023 Schedule Coming Soon | Trinity Commons

Priest holds host in the air during communion

What is a chalice? What is communion and why do we celebrate it every Sunday? Why do priests wear robes and why do the robes change colors during the year? What exactly is a Eucharist? Taking part in a faith community sparks many questions in youth and adults alike. Trinity Youth in grades 8-12 can learn more about the Christian faith and in particular, Trinity’s practices and traditions as an Episcopal church, with confirmation classes. Learn more and register.

Taizé Pilgrimage

Applications open October 17 - November 14 | Pilgrimage is February 16-26, 2023

Youth and Father Matt in arch at Taize monastery, France

All active members of Trinity Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for a pilgrimage to Taizé on February 16-26, 2023. This year, we will spend a few days in Lisbon, Portugal before journeying to Taizé. While there, we will join the brothers and youth from around the world to enter the monastery’s rhythm of prayer, service, and rest.

The Taizé Community in Burgundy, France is composed of 100+ brothers who originate from 30+ countries. Since its founding in 1940, the monastery has become a major site of Christian pilgrimage, particularly for young people.

Registration for the 2023 Taizé Pilgrimage will be open from October 17 to November 14. The trip’s estimated cost is $2,600 but financial aid is available so all interested youth are able to attend. Please email Fr. Matt for more information.

Trinity Youth Coffee Hour | Sundays at 10am | Trinity Commons

All youth are invited to meet in the Parish Hall after the Family Service. We’ll head to the Community Kitchen for coffee, tea, and snacks. This is a great way to catch up with each other at the start of a new week. Please email Fr. Matt for more information.

Trinity Youth Chorus

Two rows of singers stand in Trinity Church, performing during the 2022 Spring Concert

Photo: James Melchiorre

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 and music classes here.

Youth Songwriting Course | Mondays at 5pm (Jan. 9-Mar. 13, 2023) | Trinity Commons

Explore the craft of writing and producing your own music with Trinity’s renowned teaching artists. With a special focus on social justice, 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. Enrollment in Trinity Youth is required. Register here.

Community Partnerships

For questions regarding the following programs, email Jennifer Chinn, Director, Youth & Community Partnerships at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org.

JAZZHOUSE@Trinity: Trinity Youth Fall Afterschool

Kids play brass instruments outside

Photo: Richard Conde for Jazz House Kids

Monday-Thursday, Trinity Commons (76 Trinity Place)

The new JAZZHOUSE@Trinity offering at Trinity Youth Afterschool will expand access to free musical training and jazz education in small and large group ensembles; improvisation; novice programs for beginners, which will include use of a new instrument; jazz vocals and African drumming.

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.

Learn more about programs here

Register for the fall here

 


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