GLT Youth Corp

The Mission of GLT’s Youth Corps is to provide local teenagers with a paid job in a professional and supportive setting, caring for Greenwich Land Trust nature preserves and improving habitat. The experience also offers and opportunity to explore career opportunities and issues in environmental-related fields. Each summer, GLT’s Youth Corps maintains the Land Trust vegetable garden, providing weekly fresh produce to the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry.

 Program Details:

  • 2 four-week sessions June through August
  • 2 full time supervisors and daily transportation provided
  • 14 teens enrolled and paid hourly salaries
  • Partnership with Greenwich Human Services which provides teen employee recruitment, a dedicated support supervisor and transportation for teens
  • Program funding provided by The Resource Foundation and other private donors
  • EcoPath college intern works with Youth Corps on projects throughout the summer

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Skills and Knowledge Developed:

  • Tree care and organic gardening
  • Native/invasive plant identification
  • Sustainable trail maintenance
  • Beekeeping and pollinator conservation
  • Community service and food insecurity
  • Land and water resources
  • Scientific data collection