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Teen Innovators

Winner of a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award.

Held at BLDG 92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this yearlong after-school and internship program explores careers, workplace etiquette, professional writing and communication, and the history of work and workers at the yard over the past century.

Teen Innovators at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is a school-year-long after-school and internship program on the topics of work, urban development, and equity for dedicated, enthusiastic, hardworking, and creative teens. During the fall sessions students explore careers, workplace etiquette, professional writing and communication, and the history of work and workers at the yard over the past century.

Based on attendance, work ethic, completion of projects and other criteria, students may “earn” (be recommended for) a paid spring internship with one of the 330-plus businesses located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard today.

The spring internship semester launches with a week in February dedicated to preparing students for their intern experiences. They receive job-readiness training including creating a résumé, learning interview techniques, dressing for success and completing human resource forms. In the past, teens have interned with businesses as varied as their interests, including the Hispanic Informational Television Network, Bon Bites, Brooklyn Clay Industries, Hip Hop Closet, and New Lab.

Follow along on the Teen Innovators Blog.