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 is open to all teens who are interested in getting involved with the arts, developing professional skills, and making the museum a fun place for their peers. Thanks to generous sponsorship by the Barra Foundation, teens in the LEAD program have the opportunity to:

  • Become student docents (see below)
  • Join PAFA's Teen Council
  • 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!

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


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.