A Conservancy Green and Growing
Yesterday was a proud moment for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, as it celebrated the first graduating class of Green & Grow Apprentices. The Green & Grow Program, which began in the fall of 2009, is a work development program that gives Boston teenagers the opportunity to work on the Rose Kennedy Greenway learning about horticulture, park maintenance, and providing event support.
At the ceremony the Apprentices gave presentations, sharing their stories and experience of working for the program. Apprentices explained how the program is structured into four stages based on the four directions: East, South, North, and West, and talked about their personal growth throughout these stages.
Apprentice Rose Phan, a high school senior at Boston Latin, created a touching video presentation expressing her feelings about the program.
Congratulations to all of the 2009-10 Green & Grow Apprentices on their accomplishments, both as individuals and as a group! And a big thanks to Kent Jackson, Alexandra Lee, Ellen Lempereur, and the Horticulture Staff, all of whom make this program possible.
*Green & Grow is made possible thanks to funding from Raytheon Co., Cheryl and William Swanson, John Hancock, and National Grid.