The Green Teen Program is a New York City Parks & Recreation anti-litter initiative to engage young people to become stewards of their parklands and recreation centers. The program enrolls Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants, Recreation Center youth members, and teen volunteers through the NYC Service website. Through the program, the teens learn how they can make a “green” positive impact in their local neighborhood parks and recreation centers by removing litter, collecting recyclables, watering trees, attending sustainability workshops and most importantly encouraging the public not to litter.
Through internal partnerships with the Queens Operations division, Capital Projects, Computer Resource Centers, Tree Trust, City Parks Foundation/Video Production, and Partnerships for Parks, we were able to provide an enriching summer learning experience to the teenagers.
For further information about the Green Teens please send us an email to: Green.Teens@parks.nyc.gov