The application period to be a Teen Reading Ambassador opens annually in late summer. Applications are currently closed for the 2022-23 program. Occasionally positions become available throughout the year and will be posted on NYPL's Careers page.


Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Major support for youth education is provided by Arthur W. Koenig; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services; The Gottesman Fund; the Bok Family Foundation; Lisa and Jeff Blau; The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; Verizon Foundation; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Good Samaritan, Inc.; New York Life Foundation; and the E.H.A. Foundation.