Garden Apprentice Program (GAP)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) wants to improve its Garden Apprentice Program, a year-round internship offered to 60 middle and high school students.

The paid interns work with professionals on horticultural and environmental projects with the aim of developing leadership and job skills, self-confidence, and good work habits. BBG wants to improve interns’ financial literacy and professional skills so that they can better manage their finances and obtain jobs after the internship. BBG will work with Career Internship Network to develop curricula for workshops on personal finance and professional communication. They will also meet with other organizations in the field to discuss best practices in financial and professional literacy.

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