Teen Programs

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs or want to be a partner school, please contact Lindsey Gearhart Nevin at lnevin@pafa.org or 215.391.4806 for more information.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) for Teens

PAFA is proud to premier this new program to give teens a prominent place in the daily life of the museum. The LEAD program offers two opportunities. First, a Youth Council, which high school students are eligible to apply to until Sept 17, 2014. (Application below.) The second is various free events hosted by the Youth Council specifically for teens.   Thanks to generous sponsorship by the Barra Foundation, teens in the Youth Council program have the opportunity to:

  • Organize museum events for their peers
  • Meet PAFA staff and see behind the scenes work in museums
  • Represent PAFA in the STAMP program (see below)
  • and much more!

Download Youth Council Application for 2014-2014 Click Here

DEADLINE EXTENTED: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student Docent Program

PAFA trains middle and high school students to be the tour guides for their peers during a museum visit.  Student Docents hone their observation, critical thinking, leadership, and presentations skills during training and then organize tours of the galleries for their classmates. Participating schools receive:

  • Free transportation for field trips to PAFA
  • Free admission for students trips to PAFA
  • Certificates of Achievement for all participating student docents
  • Free Family Memberships to PAFA for all participating student docents
  • Invitations to teen-friendly programs at PAFA

This is a partnership program with schools, where teachers apply to have their class or grade participate.  Our Fall schedule is full, but check back soon for the Spring application or email Lindsey Nevin at Lnevin@pafa.org to receive the application once it becomes available


The STAMP pass from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is open to any Philadelphia high school student, and is valid for one year of FREE admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions. Pass holders also get access to special events throughout the year. Find out more about the 12 participating museums and how to get the pass at the STAMP website.

Get the STAMP pass.