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Greenwich Youth Conservation Program Gives 60 Teens a Safe Summer Job during Pandemic

Even a pandemic couldn’t keep the Greenwich Youth Conservation Program (GYCP) from successfully completing its 42nd summer of “Teens Working for a Greener Greenwich.” Every summer since 1978, GYCP has brought together a diverse group of local 14- and 15-year-olds from neighborhoods throughout Greenwich to experience a first job as they enhance town parks and beaches. GYCP is a public-private “learn and earn” program organized by the Greenwich Departments of Human Services and Parks and Recreation. It gives young teens a summer job — complete with supervisors, co-workers, skills training – while they beautify our town. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines made planning this year’s program a little more challenging than usual, however, participants were up to the task. Continue Reading →

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