Teen Groups in Bay Ridge

Teen Clubs & Volunteering in Bay Ridge and Brooklyn



1) Saint Pat’s has a Teen Club – started in January 2020





2) Saint Anselm Teen Club 83rd Street – Brooklyn 11209   718-745-2027

For students in 7th and 8th grade students –  

$50 to join – outings and dances are additional $

Meet from October to May

Teen Club: Pat Stramka/Kathy Barrett




3) Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Youth Group for high school and college students. Father Espinal is in charge – 718-836-7200.



4) St. Marys Teen SOYO  Society of Orthodox Youth Organizations – Info here






5) St. Ephrem’s Teen Club – 7415 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11228 Tel: 718-748-6610. $40 to join. Saturday night meetings. stephremyouthministry@gmail.com



6) VolunTeens at Regina Pacis – 1230 65th Street   This group meets every two weeks on Sunday after the 12 Noon Mass in the conference center. All teens welcome – send an e-mail to Msgr. Marino at migration@aol.com or to Father Nicholas at fr.nicholasapollonio@gmail.com. The email should have your name, e-mail and cell phone number in it. 





7) Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry at St. Frances Cabrini located at Bay 11th off of 16th Avenue and 86th Street.

  • For students age 12-18 – meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm-9:30 pm – meets all year – fun events like paintballing, doing service and running events (see here)




8) Saint Athanasius (St. A’s) Venturing Crew  2154 61st St Brooklyn  11204

The Venturing Crew is a  co-ed venturing program for our youth, ages 14 – 20 years old which features high adventure and community service. Contact Anthony Cullen at 646.354-9084 or  Troop99Scoutmaster@yahoo.com .




9)  St. Finbar’s has a youth ministry. They have Rec Nights regularly. This meets at 1839 Bath Avenue. youthministry@stfinbarbrooklyn.com

Facebook.com/FinbarMinistry  (same name on twitter and instagram)



10) The Columbian Youth Squires Verrazano Circle #5794 at Saint Finbar meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm in Saint Finbar Annex. This is a service group for young adults – it is related to the Knights of Columbus – see here. Young Catholic men from 12 – 18 years of age are welcome to join. Applications are in Saint Finbar’s Rectory. 




11) Saint Francis Cabrini Young Adult Ministry –  Meetings are every Thursday from 7:30 – 10 PM. E-mail joannefusaro@aol.com



12) Saint Dominic’s Youth Ministry – Every Wednesday Night now from 6:30 – 9:30 PM for High School and Older youth. St. Dominics is at 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway – see here



13) Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst – Zehut Teen Center – 7802 Bay Parkway Brooklyn 11214  718-331-6800 ext. 132.  For ages 11 to 18. Cost: $36 for the year – this does not include trips. Facebook


14) Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst – Zehut Teen Membership – 7802 Bay Parkway Brooklyn 11214
718-331-6800 ext. 132.  
For ages 12-19. Cost: $36 for the year – this does not include trips. Facebook


15) The Brooklyn Museum has a teen group club – see their events here and join their facebook page here.




Places that Need Teen Volunteers 


1) Owls Head Park always needs volunteers! Post a message here saying that you want to help. They are also able to sign your community service paperwork when you do service hours.




2) Bravo Youth Squad – Bravo is the volunteer ambulance in our area.  BRAVO started a teenage group called the BRAVO Youth Squad for teenagers between 14 and 18 years old. Through training, they are prepared to join the senior squad to dispatch and work on the ambulances. They learn CPR, how to take blood pressure and learn how to dispatch emergency calls. Application   The youth squad went bowling too. All members of the youth squad get sweatshirts.



bravo youth squad


3) The Federation of Italian Americans Organization on 18th Avenue and 87th Street  has student volunteers in their afterschool programs assisting younger students. Call:  718-259-2828



4) Volunteer at CHIPS Soup Kitchen – 200 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.) in the soup kitchen. Orientation is every second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. and every last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. No need to book in advance, just turn up at 200 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.


5) Volunteer at Lutheran Hospital – Students 14 and older can volunteer. Application here.


6) Volunteer at Maimonides Hospital


7) Volunteer at Methodist Hospital through the Junior Volunteer Program.  Teens are great at technology so there are volunteer jobs in helping patients navigate their portal.


8) Volunteer to help at Narrows Community Garden (NCG). If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, but like talking to people – be a Greeter at the Narrows Community Garden.


9) Volunteer to help out at Sean Casey Animal Rescue – 153 East 3rd Street Brooklyn 11218 – 718-436-5163  


10) Jamaica Bay Riding Academy is looking for volunteers for their Thursday morning riding academy through Gallop NYC – see here





11) More opportunities to volunteer in NYC here




Other Sports & Activities for Children  in Bay Ridge