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: Summer 2021 Session: July 12 - Sept. 1
DAYS/TIMES: Part-time, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 AM - 4 PM
PAY RATE: $18 per hour
Applications for the 2021 Summer Session are now open! Apply online here.
HELP US EXPAND THE HYG 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
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.