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 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.
Trinity Youth Spring Retreat | March 17-19 | Trinity Retreat Center
Register for a Trinity Youth weekend at the Trinity Retreat Center. We’ll have time for games, hiking, s’mores, and more. Come and hang out with other Trinity Youth, Trinity Youth Staff and, of course, the Trinity Retreat Center donkeys. Transportation will be provided by Trinity. This program is open to all Trinity Youth and is required for youth preparing for Confirmation in May.
Cost: $100; Financial aid available. The registration is finished for this retreat. Email Fr. Matt if you have questions.
Confirmation Classes | March-May, 2023 | Trinity Commons
Youth 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 considering confirmation will be expected to participate in Bible & Bagels, the Spring Youth Retreat, and participation Trinity’s observation of Holy Week. The service of Confirmation will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Learn more and register.
Bible & Bagels| Sundays at 10am | Trinity Commons
Why do bad things happen to good people? What does the bible say about climate change? Or racism? Or homophobia? What does God want for me? Trinity Youth can bring arches questions and more as we spend time each Sunday exploring the Bible, Christianity, and the Episcopal Church. Participation in Bible & Bagels is required for youth preparing for Confirmation. Please email Fr. Matt for more information.
Sunday Youth Lounge Open Hours | Sundays at 10:30am - 2pm | Trinity Commons
Our amazing space on the fifth floor of Trinity Commons is dedicated entirely to teens. Relax on a couch, watch movies on the big screen, or have a chat. Drop in anytime and bring your friends!
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 and music classes here.
Trinity Youth Statement
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.
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