Youth Employment Program

iPhone-2014.07.11-10.15.51.132Common Good City Farm offers a six week long paid Summer Youth Program for youth ages 14-17. The 2016 Summer Youth Program will run from June 27 to August 5. Youth who complete the summer program are eligible to apply for a 6 week paid Fall and Spring Internship.





Summer Youth Program
During Common Good City Farm's Summer Youth Program, the youth farm on urban land, build raised garden beds, and prepare community lunches for neighbors, youth, and staff to come together to share the harvest. Youth also participate in workshops every week on issues of diversity awareness, hunger and homelessness, sustainable agriculture, and personal reflection.

To apply for the 2016 Summer Youth Program, you must:

  • Live in Washington, DC
  • Be 14-17 years old
  • Enroll in the DC Department of Employment Services Summer Youth Employment Program. Click HERE to learn more and enroll in the SYEP program
  • Complete a pre-application and return it to Common Good City Farm. Click HERE to download the pre-application.


  • SYP 2016 flyer

    Fall and Spring Internship
    This fall, our youth interns will be leading volunteer work groups on the farm, conducting special farm enhancement projects, and conducting educational workshops with partner Senior Wellness Centers. Highlights from the 2014 Spring Internship can be found here: http://commongoodcityfarm.org/node/226.

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