Offering the space and guidance for teens to learn through exposure, collaboration, creativity, and engagement in the arts. Participants will experience unique creative opportunities as well as career readiness training for pursuing the arts or an arts-related field.
The Z’s Teen Ambassador Program facilitates learning in the arts through exposure, collaboration, creativity and engagement in the arts. The program provides unique artistic opportunities as well as work readiness training for those interested in pursuing a career in the arts, or an arts related field.
The Teen Ambassador program is a free program for students 13-19 years of age who demonstrate an interest in the performing arts, community engagement and have an aptitude for writing.
As a Teen Ambassador you get:
As a Teen Ambassador from January to June you commit to:
From January to June, Teen Ambassadors meet for one hour each month. During this time, Teen Ambassadors get the opportunity to meet Z staff and guest artists, engage in hands-on challenges to build their understanding of, and skills in, the performing arts, and connect with other young people and arts organizations in our community.
From January to June, Teen Ambassadors are invited to attend at least six mainstage performances free of charge. Performances typically take place on weekday evenings or weekends and last between1-3 hours.
Teen Ambassadors hone their voice and get the opportunity to publish their thoughts on the performances they see through monthly social media posts, voice overs, and video recordings, becoming ambassadors for the performing arts in the broader community.
The Education and Community Department at The Z works closely with our Teen Ambassadors to craft a final group project that serves as an authentic opportunity for our teens to leave a lasting mark on The Z and share their learning with the broader community. Past projects have included writing and recording our pre-roll announcement welcoming audiences to our Schooltime performances and designing, performing, and videotaping a skit about the importance of the performing arts for our community. As we are intentionally responsive to our Teen Ambassador’s creativity and personal strengths/interests future projects may include leading a tour, designing a youth-centered community event/activity, choosing an artifact from our archive to research and create an exhibit, etc.
Apply by December 1, 2023 by submitting the application below. If you have any questions about our Teen Ambassador program, please call our Education and Community Department at 508-997-5664 ext. 129 or 154.
For more information, please email our
Director of Education and Community