Interested in spending your summer working in a garden and earning money?
Become a Green Teen!
About Green Teens
Green Teens is a paid, summer work program at Highland Youth Garden for youth in the Hilltop area ages 14-18.
Our Green Teens program runs for 8 weeks, between June 17- August 9. Green Teens work a total of 16 hours a week on:
Saturdays, 7am-11am (Farmer’s Market leaders stay until 1pm)
What Will I be doing?
Green Teens do so much during their 8 weeks at Highland Youth Garden! They:
Help maintain the garden by: planting, weeding, fertilizing, harvesting, using hand tools, and more
Facilitate and run Highland Youth Garden’s Booth at the Westgate Farmer’s Market twice a month
Learn about: gardening, leadership & teamwork, cooking, urban agriculture, nutrition, food justice, money management, and more
Help groups of younger children with gardening activities
Take tours of urban farms & other facilities around Columbus
Cook as a team using fresh produce from our garden
Who Makes a good green teen?
You’d be a great Green Teen if you:
Love working in gardens & don’t mind getting dirty, sweaty, hot, or working outside
Shine when working with a team
Enjoy facing new challenges
Are ready & excited to learn about new topics
Have interest in serving communities
Are a role model & are able to arrive on time and ready to engage in that day’s activities
Are able to lift 25 pounds
Why be a green teen?
There are many reasons to join our Green Teen team this summer! If you are selected, you will:
Help your community & make friends
Be paid $8.55/hour (that’s over $1,000 for the summer if you show up to all programming!)
Get fresh vegetables & fruits to take home
Learn many new skills, like gardening, cooking
Gain job experience and, up completion of the program, receive a letter of reference for future work opportunities