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The Youth Empowerment Pipeline is a 9-month youth-driven training program that creates a viable pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement through skill-building workshops, engagement with community gardeners and urban farmers and leaders in the food justice movement.

The YEP bridges the experience gap for young New Yorkers ages 17-21. Hands-on opportunities include:

  • * Youth developed campaigns, workshops and projects;
  • * Critical engagement with food justice leaders during professional development sessions;
  • * Network building and placement in programs/opportunities;
  • * Direct learning from and within community gardens and urban farms.

Iyeshima Harris, YEP Co-Director, Community Engagement and Kristina Erskine, YEP Co-Director, Community Support

Community Gardeners Placement Application

Intergenerational Bonding through Community Garden Spaces:

We are seeking community gardeners to host 2 -3 youth interns from late April – June. Youth will be working 3 hours per week onsite. All interns are age 17 – 21 and are a part of our Youth Empowerment Pipeline program, a youth-driven training program that creates a viable pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement.

The purpose of this onsite experience is to have youth provide hands on support to community gardeners during the busiest time of the growing season. We also want to encourage intergenerational learning spaces for youth and community gardeners so that they can learn the history behind community gardening, the people power that maintain its presence and the value of such space. As a part of Green Guerillas mission, community gardens have been the epicenter of the organization’s work and thus, we strive to put forth our best efforts to ensure the future of green spaces. We hope with this intentional program community gardeners are able to gain intergenerational bonds with youth, dedicated youth-based support and appreciation for their years’ of work.

Project Timeline:
February 2021 : Open Enrollment
March 1, 2021 : Virtual Q & A – REGISTER NOW!
March 15, 2021: Close Enrollment
March 8th – 20th: Ongoing One-on-One Interviews
April 10, 2021 : Final Selection
April 24, 2021: Group Orientation
May – June 2021 : Community Garden Placements
July 2021 : Final Project / End of program

Interested Community Gardeners can complete their application here. For further information email

APPLY NOW! Deadline March 20th.