Youth Programs

Keeping It Green for Schools
Give your students the opportunity to learn the value of volunteering by spreading mulch or raking leaves during the spring or fall.

Keeping It Green for Families
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green by spreading mulch or raking leaves during the spring and fall.

Woodlands Youth Crew
Bring your middle and high school-aged youth groups for a two-hour volunteering session  in the spring.

Green Careers Lab
High School students explore careers in urban park and green space management in the winter.

High School students volunteer in the woodlands for the fall or spring semester.

Visitor Experience Apprentice Program (VEAP)
High School students volunteer at the Recreation Center, Visitor Centers, and with Discovery Guides for the spring semester.

Summer Internship
High School students work alongside Conservancy staff in the horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments for the summer.

Heckscher Foundation for Children

ROOTS and Woodlands Youth Crew are sponsored by The Heckscher Foundation for Children.

Youth Education & Service Programs are additionally supported by The Heckscher Foundation for Children; The Pinkerton Foundation; Estate of Mae McFarlane; William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber; The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.; The Barker Welfare Foundation; The Samuel and Rae Eckman Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Oceanic Heritage Foundation; and The Fremont-Smith Family Fund.