Free After School Teen Photo Program

Teen Photo is a free after school program open to any Philadelphia public high school student. It is a transformative experience for each teen who participates. Every student receives 8 months of full, free access to PPAC’s equipment, materials, and expert teaching staff as well as a DSLR camera to take home for the entire school year. Together, students share their images and ideas about their lives, building self-confidence as well as technical skills.

Most of our students have never had an art class of any kind before. Learning to think critically and creatively through photography opens up a love of learning and helps them grow in every aspect of their academic and personal lives. You can hear it directly from the teens in this video.

Teen Photo runs from September to May with weekly meetings one day a week. Students involved in the program will go out on field trips to art exhibitions around the city, create a book of their own pictures and have the chance to exhibit and sell their work in PPAC’s gallery. PPAC provides a digital camera to borrow and free supplies. All you need to do is sign up! Teens must be enrolled in a Philadelphia public high school to qualify.

Teen Photo 2015

Registration is now closed for the Teen Photo 2017-2018 school year.

For more information on Teen Photo contact our Youth Education Assistant, Michelle Wallace-Delgado.

You can help us serve more teens making a donation to PPAC today. Check out our wishlist on Amazon to see what we need for this year, if you make a purchase it will come right to our doors!