• The Emerald Necklace youth programs

Youth Leadership Program (School Year)

Join us for webinars, workshops, and more in 2021 – New dates just added!

Click here to register for our open Youth Leadership Program Sessions

New sessions have been added – click here to learn more and register!

As part of our virtual Youth Leadership Program in 2021, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is opening up select sessions to youth not enrolled in the program. These sessions will cover a range of topics, from Environmental Science to Environmental Justice to professional development and leadership, and are FREE and open to educators and all youth between the ages of 14-20. All sessions will be held on Zoom.

Employment opportunities for youth in the Emerald Necklace parks

The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a program for youth ages 15—18 that focuses on developing leadership skills. It also enhances communication skills and deepens life science and park maintenance knowledge. YLP is geared toward youth who have already completed Green Team or a comparable youth employment program in the environmental field.

The Conservancy partners with the USDA Forest Service on the Youth Leadership Program.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy Youth programs are generously supported by Cummings Foundation, The Manton Foundation, Charlotte Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Hamilton Companies Charitable Foundation, Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust, Red Sox Foundation and The Paul & Edith Babson Foundation.

Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership Application

Youth Leader Fact Sheet

To learn more about YLP, contact Kent Jackson, Director of Education, at kjackson@emeraldnecklace.org

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