Wondering about paid summer work for teens to young for work papers? The Greenwich Youth Conservation Project employs teens aged 14 and 15.
For more than 35 years, the Greenwich Department of Social Services has coordinated the project, which is funded through private donations. Considering 14 and 15 year olds not only can’t drive or work in stores or restaurants, the conservation work is a nice alternative to watching TV or playing computer games.
Participants typically report feeling a sense of satisfaction from their completed work.
Working in teams, the young people make significant improvements to the town-owned green spaces, developing a sense of camaraderie along the way. For most participants, the project is their first paid work experience.
Applications are available the week of Monday, March 24 in Central, Western and Eastern middle schools, as well as Greenwich High School.
Teens (age 14 and 15) are invited get applications from their middle school guidance counselors or at Greenwich High School from the Career Center (next to Student Employment).
Deadline to Apply: Last week in April
Applications must be completed and returned back to Guidance Counselor no later than last week in April. Each applicant is interviewed in groups at their school in early May.
For private school students, please contact program Director Christina Nappi at Greenwich Social Services at 203-622-7792. The Greenwich Youth Conservation Program interviewer will make final selection with input from school by early June.