Youth Programs

Volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf record a video walkthrough in ASL.

Members of the Youth Committee promote their exhibition "iCreate".

Student volunteers help out young museum visitors in making their crafts at a Family Day.

Junior Educator leads an afterschool group tour of "Eat or Be Eaten: Animal Survival Strategies."

The Bruce Museum offers many opportunities to get teens involved. The Bruce Museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, and the Junior Educator Program give teens a chance to get on-the-job experience in a wide variety of fields.

Junior Educator Program

The Junior Educator Program is a paid after-school program for students entering grades 9 through 12 with a strong interest in science, art, education, or careers in museums. Junior Educators teach inquiry-based and hands-on afterschool art and science programs at the Bruce Museum for visiting student groups. Participating students have exciting opportunities to:

  • Delve into art and science at the Bruce Museum
  • Develop and hone their teaching and classroom management skills
  • Get career guidance from museum professionals

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Kathleen Holko, Manager of School & Tour Services, at or (203) 413-6741.



The Bruce Museum Youth Committee is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum.

If you would like to join Youth@Bruce, click here to apply online, or email


For more information regarding volunteer opportunities specifically for youth, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager, Phone: 203-413-6746; or by email