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.
Youth programs are generously supported by: Boston Youth Fund; Brookline Community Foundation’s Brookline Youth Fund; The Charlotte Foundation; City of Boston; Cummings Foundation; Inner Spark Foundation; Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust; The Starbucks Foundation; Boston Cultural Council. a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Hamilton Companies Charitable Foundation.