PARK PROGRAMS: HARLEM YOUTH GARDENERS
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.
Now in its second year, the program provides an opportunity for teens to learn about the history and ecology of the parks, gardening and landscaping, leadership skills, along with environmental science, ecosystems, botany and sustainability.
DATES: Spring 2021 Session: March 27 - May 15
DAYS/TIMES: Part-time, Saturdays, 8 AM - 4 PM
PAY RATE: $18 per hour
Applications for our spring program are now closed. If you were not selected for the program, we will keep your information on file in case we are able to offer a Summer 2021 program.
Thank you for your tremendous outpouring of interest in this program. We received over 650 applications for nine positions!
HELP US EXPAND THE HYG PROGRAM
We are actively seeking sponsors to help support our neighborhood youth via this valuable program.
The cost to fund the work of one Harlem Youth Gardener for the Summer Session is $2,800. We are seeking to employ 12 teens and one program coordinator this Summer. Full program sponsors are also encouraged!
Contact us for details on how your tax-deductible donation can help support the Harlem Youth Gardeners.
MEET THE HARLEM YOUTH GARDENERS