Youth Employment & Leadership: Canopy’s Teen Urban Foresters

Canopy runs an innovative program to hire and train high school-age students for part-time tree-care positions.

The jobs with Canopy are year-round and give the youth hands-on experience with tree planting, pruning and all related tree stewardship.

Beyond learning marketable skills and earning a stipend, program participants work together to improve their neighborhoods, build local pride, and contribute to the economic and civic renewal of their community.

Canopy partners with JobTrain to create these part-time opportunities.  To request a Canopy educational program for your school, contact Canopy’s Program Director at  

Read about our Teen Urban Foresters’ experiences

“It’s a great opportunity for kids to get involved with trees and the environment.”

~ Cedric de la Beaujardiere, Canopy volunteer