We train and mentor our teen apprentices as they develop skills to manage our farm and market, while exploring environmental issues affecting our community. YEP youth work in the spring, summer, and fall, earning an hourly wage starting at $11/hr. They engage in community outreach, build culinary skills, practice teamwork, participate in conferences, lead volunteer groups, and work together to grow as environmental stewards and green leaders.

We are now recruiting for the Spring 2017 season! 

To apply, you must be:

  • 14-19 years old and/or currently in 9th-12th grade

  • Willing to work outdoors and in all types of weather

  • Available on Tuesdays & Thursdays after-school and Saturdays during the day
  • Able to provide working papers (if under 18), a social security card, and photo ID

Step 1: Download and print the application packet as a pdf or word document. Call us at 718-501-5394 if you want to pick up a printed application from our office.

Step 2: Fill out the application, including the short answer questions. Print neatly please!

Step 3: Give an adult who knows you well the Reference Form included in the packet - they can be a teacher, coach, neighbor, club leader, etc. - they can NOT be related to you. They can either fill it out and send to us directly, or you can pick up and include with your application.

Step 4: Turn in the application and reference form by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 AT 5PM.  Applications can be mailed (postmarked no later than March 3) to P.O. Box 310028, Brooklyn NY 11231.  You can deliver your application in person to our office: 135 Richards Street - if we don't answer just slip the application under the door.  DO NOT mail the application to our office. Finally, if you downloaded the application as word doc, you can type in your answers, save as you go, and send the finished file as an attachment to: education@added-value.org.

Step 5: You will be called for an in-person interview between March 14-17. Please be sure to note your availability in the application.

If you have any questions about the application packet, the process, or whether you are eligible to apply, please contact our Education Manager, Corey Blant at 718-501-5394 or email education@added-value.org. Thanks!