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Explore, Design, Create!

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Our citywide teen digital media program teaches young adults media making skills. Topics include video production, audio production, graphic design, game design and photography. Create an empowering documentary short video, record a hit song or album, or learn how to code so you can make your own game!


RecYouth is free and open to all who are:

  • Age 13 to 17 at start of program
  • A recreation center member: recreation center memberships are free for youth younger than 18
  • Committed to the length of program
  • Interested in creating digital media; including film, animation, games, photography or coding


The RecYouth program takes place inside media labs, located inside recreation centers. The curriculum varies by location, so please email or call (212) 360-2702 to request a registration package or for information about RecYouth classes.

How to Apply

We accept applications on a rolling basis; however, early registration is encouraged. You can register online, email, or call (212) 360-2702 for current RecYouth program locations.

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