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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.

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

Summer Internship: College Students
College Interns work alongside Conservancy staff in Environmental Education, GIS & Asset Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture - Construction Management, Tree Care, and Woodlands Management positions for the summer.

Youth Education & Service Programs are supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Pinkerton Foundation; the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation; William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber; and The Barker Welfare Foundation.