Trinity Youth
Trinity Youth

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.


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Trinity Youth Group

Trinity Youth Group gathers each week for coffee after the 9:15 am service on Sunday mornings and on Wednesdays to share dinner and talk about whatever’s on our minds and hearts. Youth voice is central to our programming - and we participate in programs at Trinity and around New York City in addition to going on retreats and pilgrimages each year. We explore questions of faith and the kind of lives we want to lead. Led by the Rev. Matt Welsch, Priest for Youth and Family.

During quarantine, Trinity Youth Group meets on a weekly drop-in video call hosted by Fr. Matt. RSVP for the Trinity Youth Group Drop-In Call here.

Trinity Youth Chorus

The Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth ages 5 to 18 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 Church Wall Street’s Associate Director of Music. Read more about the Trinity Youth Chorus here.


Trinity Youth Statement

Trinity Youth Advisory Call

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. Read the statement here.


Current Programs

Trinity Youth Drop-in Call | Wednesdays, 7pm; Online

Even though we can’t meet in person, Trinity Youth are still showing up for one another! The Rev. Matt Welsch is hosting a weekly drop-in call and all Trinity Youth are invited to join—whether you can stay for the whole call or just hop on for a few minutes. Please text or email Matt at MWelsch@trinitywallstreet.org for more information or to get the link so you can join the next call.

Trinity Youth History Fellows

Trinity Youth History Fellows | Applications due March 1, 2021; Apply Now

This six-week paid fellowship invites NYC youth ages 13–19 to make use of the nationally significant documents of Trinity Church Wall Street, along with other archives in the city, to create a research project of their choosing with instruction and mentorship from the Trinity archives team and youth staff. This is a paid fellowship for 25 hours/week in July and August, culminating in a public project of the fellows’ design. Apply by March 1; Fellows will be announced on March 12, 2021. For questions, please email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth & Community Engagement, at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org.


Community Partnerships

For questions regarding the following programs, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager for Trinity Commons, Youth Programs at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org.

Tell Your Story–Generation Phoenix: Tales of Transformation | Thursdays, January 21–March 11, 5:00-6:30pm, Online; Register for free

The year 2020 was a transformative year. Tell your story! What does the world look like now? What will it look like in the years to come? In this workshop, we will unpack the major events that shaped a year of civil unrest, racial justice, and life during a pandemic. Let's use the power of poetic storytelling and creative resilience that allows us all to rise from the ashes, reborn to confidently face both the present and the future.

This poetry, hip-hop, and storytelling workshop is led by Darian Dauchan, award-winning poet, actor, and Loop Station Vice-Champion of the American Beatbox Championships. Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to showcase their work at a virtual presentation in March! Register for free.

 

Bayard RustinPride 365 Family Film Screening and Q&A — Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin | Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm Trinity Watch Party, 7pm Livestream Q&A; Register for Free

Join Trinity and Newfest for a free virtual film screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.This award-winning documentary illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist, and strategist who has been called "the unknown hero" and "the invisible man" of the civil rights movement. On-demand access to the film begins on February 22 at 10am for those unable to join the Trinity Watch Party.

Audiences are welcome to join a live Q&A session on February 25 discussing the importance of celebrating and amplifying LGBTQ-centered stories. Both the film and Q&A panel will be available on-demand a week after the event. Register here for free. For more information, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth & Community Engagement, at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

Freestyle Friday artFreestyle Fridays with the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Friday, February 26 | 4-6pm, Online, Register for free

Join Trinity and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development for a monthly Freestyle Friday open mic event with space to write, breathe, and perform. There will be an opening green room space with rotating guest teaching artists each month; writing, and warm-ups with Urban Word; followed by an open mic session. February's pre-show session will focus on mindfulness with The Lineage Project. For more information, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth & Community Engagement, at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org. Register here for free.


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