The purpose of the YLC is to have young people 14-21 years old to volunteer at a community garden, learn valuable skills, give back to their community, and have fun. Joining is a great way to gain gardening skills, including but not limited to botany, agriculture, horticulture, composting, and community development.
There will be a kickoff event in the spring and a graduation ceremony in the summer. In order to attend graduation and receive recognition for program completion, youths must volunteer at a community garden for at least 20 hours throughout the spring into the summer.
Feel free to contact Carina.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov (by phone 212-602-5317) or Amanda.Groziak@parks.nyc.gov or (by phone 212-602-5309) with any questions or concerns pertaining to the program or application
Youth YLC Member Benefits:When you join a Youth Leadership Council, you have the chance to:
Gain insight into potential college and career opportunities
Understand how NYC works and gain real world experience
Get community service hours
Develop personal and professional skills
Learn about events and other opportunities in NYC
Meet fellow youth interested in leadership
Receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Mayor