High Line Teens
High Line Teens programs offer paid job opportunities for local youth ages 16 to 21 in event production, horticulture, children's programming, and community engagement. In the past three years, we've expanded to include three different teen programs – Green Corps, Teen Arts Council, and Youth Corps.
Led by High Line Educators, this paid education and job-training program offers local teens hands-on experience in horticulture and green jobs. For six months, teens attend workshops in environmental stewardship, work side-by-side High Line Gardeners to weed, prune, and tend the park’s landscape, and revitalize local community gardens in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Learn more about Green Corps on our blog. Applications for Green Corps will be available late fall of 2014 and the program will begin in 2015.
Teen Arts Council
The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is a paid education and job-training program composed of local teens who design, plan, and produce two large-scale events on the High Line each summer. Teens spend six months meeting with professionals in cultural production, visiting cultural events across the city, and working in teams to develop events from start to finish – including curation, marketing, outreach, and event production. Learn more about Teen Arts Council on our blog. Applications for TAC will be available late fall of 2014 and the program will begin in 2015.
The Youth Corps is a partnership with local community center Hudson Guild. Each summer, three teens from the Guild’s POWER UP program spend three months assisting High Line Educators in facilitating weekly drop-in kids activities at the High Line, and representing Friends of the High Line at local fairs and events.
High Line Teen programs – part of High Line Community Engagement – are generously supported by the Ford Foundation.
TD Bank Group is a supporting sponsor of Green Corps. Additional funding for Green Corps is provided by Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation and The Palette Fund.