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Garden of Youth

To learn more about our garden program, click here!

Case Managers, apply with your student before Mach 1st.

Green Team at South High School Workday

Green Team at South High School Workday

The Garden of Youth program provides paid summer internships to 16-21 year old students with IEP’s to develop job skills.  Each summer, young adults meet in small groups at eight school garden sites across the district to learn and practice soft job skills through planting, maintaining, harvesting and selling organic produce.  Job coaches provide extended training and mentoring over 10 weeks.  Each week, all of the small groups gather together to explore a topic and learn a new job and skill.  Interns practice talking with customers and merchandising at local farmers markets as they sell the produce.  Garden of Youth is a partnership among the Department of Sustainability, AceConnect, and the Division of Vocational Rehab.