Ten local teens spent their spring break working side-by-side with High Line Gardeners while they learned about green jobs from a variety of guest speakers. Photo by Joan Garvin.
As part of our ongoing community engagement initiative, we are always looking for new ways to involve our closest neighbors.
This past week, we piloted a new program we call Green Corps, offering a paid alternative spring break to 10 local teens who spent a week getting hands-on experience with our gardeners and learning more about green jobs.
“Green Corps was a good experience,” Javier Montero, 17, noted after participating in the week-long project. “I think it is important to do because [the High Line] is a place for many people to come and they come from many different places. [Now] I have got a taste of how it is to be a gardener.”
See photos and read quotes from our exciting first Green Corps crew after the jump.