Teen Docent Program

Teen Docent Program
Teen Docent Program
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Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Teen Docent Program

The Teen Docent Program is a unique opportunity open to Greater Cincinnati freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The experience is designed to be expose students to a museum environment where they can improve their historical acumen and professional leadership skills. This program creates a bridge of knowledge between the Underground Railroad Era with the social justice movements of today.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Teen Docent Program is an evolution from the Youth Docent program founded in 2003 in collaboration with the Cincinnati Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

Students accepted into the Teen Docent Program are expected to attend training sessions, field trips, and meetings. Participants will be encouraged to take part in gallery lectures, seminars, and community programming. Students will receive training from interpreters in our museum as well as virtual programming hosted by other historical institutions. Upon completion, students will be better prepared as emerging leaders and activists for their communities.

Application Deadline

Monday, July 11, 2022


Asia Harris
Youth Programs Manager



Teen Docent Program Application

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