Garden of Youth Job Skill Development Internship





We are planning on a Garden of Youth program for summer 2021.  We will adapt as necessary and our program may be virtual or in-person or a combination.  Interns who were scheduled for summer 2020 are automatically given the opportunity to participate in summer of 2021. 

Interns: You must sign up with the School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  You will need a state ID if you will be 18 or older before September 1st, 2021.  Please contact SWAP to set up an intake so you can be paid.  You will need your ID, Social Security number and signed parent release form.  

Golden River Walk 2017
Garden of Youth interns spent the day cleaning up the river walk in Golden, CO.


The Denver Public Schools Garden of Youth (GoY) program provides paid work experience and extended job skills training to students with IEP’s to prepare them for future employment through growing and selling organic produce.


Students with obstacles to employment receive the opportunity to grow their job skills, independence and life skills through extended job skills training in a small group setting.

Garden of Youth making headlines.

Garden of Youth interns planting at the George Washington HS garden.

Garden of Youth interns planting at the George Washington HS garden.

Garden of Youth Intern Document Library

Important Dates and Schedule:

2021 schedule coming in early spring

Contact Garden of Youth

Chris Woodburn, Garden of Youth Director

Chris Woodburn
Program Specialist – Garden of Youth