PARK PROGRAMS: HARLEM YOUTH GARDENERS
OUR SPRING 2022 APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.
WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER.
HARLEM YOUTH GARDENERS (AGES 14 - 19)
Harlem Youth Gardeners (HYG) assist with gardening and park maintenance in four Historic Harlem Parks -- Jackie Robinson, Marcus Garvey, Morningside and St. Nicholas. NOTE: Spring 2022 will focus on Morningside and St. Nicholas Parks only.
Now in its third year, the program provides an opportunity for TWENTY-FOUR teens, working in teams of 12, to learn about the history and ecology of the parks, gardening and landscaping, leadership skills, along with environmental science, ecosystems, and sustainability.
DATES: Spring 2022 Session: March 19 - May 22
DAYS/TIMES: Choice of Saturday or Sunday*, 9 AM - 5 PM
PAY RATE: $18 per hour
*As available for two teams of 12.
The 2022 Spring Program is generously sponsored by a grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation.
HELP US EXPAND THE HARLEM YOUTH GARDNERS PROGRAM
We are actively seeking sponsors to help support our neighborhood youth via this valuable program.
Contact us for details on how your tax-deductible donation can help support the Harlem Youth Gardeners.
MEET THE HARLEM YOUTH GARDENERS
FROM SPRING 2021:
I want this job to boost me later in life and show that I am a determined to succeed in whatever I do.
I'd like to learn more about ecology and become more active in my community.
I want to contribute to Earth's most beautiful thing -- nature! And learn to become a better leader.
Parks bring stressed individuals a sense of calmness and tranquility. I would love to be a part of a group that helps make our city parks a better place for everyone.
I want to learn more about our parks' history and make our community a better place.
I really enjoy being in the park with my dog, Lulu, because it's so calming. I want to help preserve such a valuable place for everyone to enjoy.