Upcoming Events

On Saturday March 25th, 2017, Telem is kickstarting a monthly mentorship initiative called Telem GirlTime! to encourage girls to:
  • take pride in their cultural heritage
  • increase their self-esteem and empower each other to be confident individuals
  • foster love, respect and understanding for themselves and each other
Girls interested in participating should be able to travel independently to and from the events which will take place all over the city.
The first event will be held in Washington Heights from 12 – 4 pm.


First come, first served
Space is limited to the first 8 girls. Interested participants should submit a one-paragraph statement to telemcenter@gmail.com explaining why they would like to be included in Telem’s GirlTime! by Sunday March 19th.
Email questions about this program to telemcenter@gmail.com


Past Events

Maty Sow and Kehinde Kehinde are long time supporters of Telem, as fundraisers, event planners, workshop leaders, activity chaperones and camp counselors.  We are excited to have them join the leadership.  Salimata Seck recently joined Telem but has already made her mark.  She volunteered as our camp nurse at Telem Camp 2015. See them here.

Pre-Camp Day 2015

On Saturday, July 12th, 2015, camp counselors, workshop leaders and other camp volunteers received training, parents received camp information and campers got excited for camp at our annual pre-camp day. See the pictures here.

Telem Oral History Project – Part 2

On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, Telem hosted a Community Dialogue on identity at the 115th Street branch of the New York Public Library. Telem youth and community members shared multigenerational perspectives on what informs and shapes identity and the importance of identity. Check out the pictures here.

Party for a Cause

On Saturday April 18th, 2015 Telem hosted a Zumba dance class to help raise funds for Telem Camp 2015. Check out the pictures here.

Telem Oral History Project – Part 1

Telem launched it’s first Oral History Project Monday April 6th – Friday April 10th, 2015 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Check out the pictures here.

Telem Commemorates the life of Amadou Diallo

On Saturday February, 14th 2015, Telem teens performed original spoken word pieces at an event commemorating the life of Amadou Diallo at Bronx Community College.

Telem Teens Perform for Black History Month

On Saturday February 7th, 2015 Telem teens performed a skit at a Black History Month Event – Back to Our Roots hosted by New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera at Claremont Community Center.