During the 2023-24 school year, Speak for the Trees, Boston will continue to provide career exploration and work opportunities for Boston youth ages 14-18. The program runs from mid-September to mid-June (exact dates TBD), Mondays-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm at our offices in Fields Corner, Dorchester. Teens are required to attend at least twice per week.
From September through October, participants will:
- Provide care such as tree watering and mulching for street trees, an extension of the work done by the summer TUTC cohort
From November through June, the program will transition to a focus on career exploration and community engagement. This will include:
- Participating in outreach activities for SFTT program.
- Developing social media content and educational outreach materials.
- Planning, organizing, and hosting our 2nd annual Teen Tree Summit.