Teen Docent Program

Teen Docent Program

Applications for the 2023-2024 Teen Docent Program are now closed

The Teen Docent Program is a unique opportunity open to Greater Cincinnati high school students. The experience is designed to 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 and today's social justice movements.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Teen Docent Program evolved 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 equipped as emerging leaders and activists for their communities.


Asja Bard
Programs Manager