Youth Council



The Youth Council is a free after-school program that offers interested teens a chance to create a prominent place for young audiences in the daily life of the museum.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. Youth Council will run from October 2018-May 2019. Detailed information about Youth Council can be found on the application. Please submit your application in full by Friday, August 31st at midnight to be considered. Selected students will be notified of their status via email by September 19th. 

FileYC Application 2018-19.docx


The Teen LEAD Program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S Institute of Museum and Library Services, along with grants from the Hearst Foundation, and The Snider Foundation. 

A look back at our past events:

Youth Council Exhibition Opening: “I’ve Always Worked Hard” and Stamp App Release Party
April 6th, 2018. 4-6 p.m.

PAFA’s Youth Council will also be celebrating the opening of their curated exhibition, “I’ve Always Worked Hard.” The artworks on display use social realism to depict many of PAFA Youth Council’s working-class heroes.