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 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
When the George Floyd protests began last month, 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.
Trinity Youth Advisory Call | Tuesdays, 7pm; Online
Join young people from across the city in a weekly Trinity Youth Advisory call to give direct advice and guidance on what resources are needed in your community. Your voice matters! To join the call, sign up here and Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth Programs, will follow up with more information on call-in access.
Trinity Youth Meet-Up | Wednesdays, 7pm; Online
Even though we can’t meet in person, Trinity Youth are still showing up for one another! Each week, 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.
Metropolitan College of NY Summer Writing Workshop | July 15-August 26, 2020, 2pm, Rising 9th Graders; 3pm, 10th-12th Graders
Rising 9th graders and current high school students are invited to join MCNY English faculty for a free, 7-week summer writing class aimed at building facility and confidence using current events, meaningful text, self-reflection, and interview techniques. If you, your child, or student has online summer school, Trinity will work with your school to support learning through personalized feedback and community support.
There will be two cohorts of 15–20 students, one for rising 9th graders and one for rising sophomores through seniors. To reserve a spot, register here.
For more information, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager for Trinity Commons, Youth Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Word NYC Summer Institute
Join Urban Word NYC’s Summer Institute for a two-week-long writing, editing, and performing camp. The first week will focus on poetic creations, led by internationally renowned poet, author, and activist Roya Marsh and the 2020 National and NYC Youth Poet Laureate Meera Dasgupta. In the second week, artists will improve their performance abilities with Poetry Slam Champion, actor, and author Drew Drake. While working on their craft, participants will build community with one another and investigate what it means to be a young person in NYC, as well as what joy and celebration can mean in an era fraught with political terror and danger. This camp is perfect for teenagers interested in learning more about and joining the creative community in NYC. Apply now for these free online classes on July 13-24. For questions, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager for Trinity Commons, Youth Programs at email@example.com.
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
Trinity will be partnering with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) on a broad range of programs including a Trinity Step Team, Queer Prom, and youth leadership initiatives.
Join Trinity and Steady Buckets, an innovative basketball and life-skills youth development program, for online live workouts. These free Zoom workouts for K-12 youth and families are open to our community and run seven days a week, 11am-7pm, with 30-minute to 1.5-hour workout options. To register for free, visit their website to set up a family account and select "Trinity" during sign-ups. For questions, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When public health measures allow us to gather together in person, Steady Buckets will hold workouts and games on Monday and Friday at the Trinity Commons from 5-9PM and on Saturdays from 2-6PM.