DETROIT (AP) - A nonprofit that supports urban reforestation efforts is hiring 80 Detroit high school students to help care for more than 12,000 trees and numerous green spaces in the city.
The Greening of Detroit’s Green Corps program has employed more than 1,500 young people since its inception in 1998.
Participants also will work to improve parks and support conservation projects while learning about agriculture and farming at The Greening’s farm gardens. They get financial literacy training and career help, as well as visit state parks to kayak, hike and swim.
The program is funded by Chase, the state Department of Natural Resources, the DTE Energy Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. Founded in 1989, The Greening of Detroit has planted nearly 82,000 trees.
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