Youth Landscape Architecture Studio

Come get paid to have fun and contribute to your local parks!

The Youth Landscape Architecture Studio (YLAS) is a 12-week employment program for residents of Boston ages 15—18 which focuses on nature connection and engaging young people in the planning process of Franklin Park. The program provides opportunities for youth to step into leadership roles within the fields of public space and environmental justice. YLAS enhances leadership and communication skills, and provides professional development opportunities. The program will be predominantly virtual this year, though may include limited outdoor, safe and socially distanced activities.

The program is geared towards youth interested in environmental fields, community organizing, or for those who would like to contribute and learn about their local public parks. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome to apply!

The Youth Landscape Architecture Studio is presented in partnership with the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and Boston Architectural College.

The program is generously supported by Sasaki Foundation and Stoss.

YLAS Fact Sheet

Update: This program has reached its capacity, but we encourage interested youth to still apply to be put on the waitlist.

If you are interested in applying to the program, fill out the application form and email to Tess O’Day at today@emeraldnecklace.org. Reach out to Tess if you have any questions.

The Conservancy partners with the Boston Society of Landscape Architects k-12 Education Committee on the Youth Landscape Architecture Studio.

With Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Muddy River Cleanup! We’re very excited to be able to host a socially distanced volunteer event spanning six days and seven parks, find a spot that works for you and sign up here: http://bit.ly/MuddyRiver21