There are two teams of teen apprentices that work throughout the calendar year on different projects for the Museum. In order to be considered for a paid apprenticeship, teens must first complete the Teens Make History Academy.
The Teens Make History Players research, write, and perform museum theater plays. These plays are based in primary- and secondary-source research and connect to the Museum's permanent and touring exhibitions. Since 2007, this group has created nearly 20 plays for the Museum.
The Teens Make History Exhibitors, a team created during a program expansion in 2012, work on research and exhibit projects. These projects are also grounded in primary- and secondary-source research, and they have included a 1,000-square-foot exhibit, oral history interviews, an interactive role-playing game, and a photo exhibit about the history of high schools in St. Louis.