Greenwich Youth Conservation Program


For 40 years, our town parks and beaches have benefitted tremendously from the hard work of 14- and 15-year-olds who choose to spend part of their summer with the GYCP.

Each year, well over 150 young teens apply for our “earn and learn” program because it gives them an opportunity to gain valuable job skills and make an impact in their community. Last year, a favorite program feature was a talk on building a resume and marketable job skills given by Family Centers. Overall, a remarkable 98% said their experience as a GYCP team member was positive!

This unique public/private program could not exist without the generosity of donors and sponsors who make it possible for each teen to receive a stipend for their work. We hope you’ll consider donating to the GYCP today.


Last year, 112 teens revitalized Greenwich’s green spaces, planting trees, shrubs and flowers, removing invasive vines and clearing walking paths. Our work sites included:

  • Babcock Trails
  • Bruce Park
  • Christiano Field
  • Glenville School
  • Montgomery Pinetum
  • Sachem Nature Preserve
  • Tod’s Point
  • Bible Street Park
  • Byram Beach
  • The Glenville Green
  • International School at Dundee
  • Parkway School
  • Skylark Park

Teens participating in GYCP come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and attend public and private schools.

As illustrated by the following quotes from several of our graduates, the GYCP experience provides participants with knowledge and skills that will help them in their future work and be useful for the rest of their lives:

The most important thing I learned was to take care of my town and my surroundings and to start filling my resume for the future.
The most important thing I learned from the program is that not only does it teach me how to properly hold a job and be professional, it also benefits me in the future when applying for other jobs too.
I learned that even though you have different backgrounds and different lives you can become closer by working with each other.

 

Make a difference by Employing our Hardworking Teens

Your donation to the Greenwich Youth Conservation Program will make a difference to young Greenwich teens and the town’s environment.

Donated funds will pay for teen stipends and create a job opportunity for teens as well as greener Greenwich!

Suggested Donations:

  • $900 for four teens
  • $675 for three teens
  • $450 for two teens
  • $225 for one teen
  • $100 help sponsor a teen
  • Other amount
  • Donors who contribute $675 or more will be invited to GYCP worksite this summer.

    Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

 
 

We welcome matching gifts. For Corporate Sponsor Levels please contact us at GreenwichDHSfund@gmail.com.

Checks should be made payable to The Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund, Inc. and sent to Greenwich Department of Human Services, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich CT 06830