Youth Tree Team

Help us maintain the City in the Forest!


The Youth Tree Team (YTT) is a summer employment opportunity that gives high school students exposure to forestry, landscape design, horticulture, and arboriculture.

The Youth Tree Team participates in weeding, mulching, pruning, and planting projects along the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and in neighborhoods. Included in the program are leadership and team-building activities, job skills training, personal financial literacy workshops, and networking opportunities with green collar professionals. The Youth Tree Team offers the opportunity for youth to be part of growing Atlanta’s urban canopy.

Dates: June 8 – July 24, 2020

Work Times: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Pay Rate: $10.00/hour (starting)


Application Process

This is a highly competitive program. For full consideration, applicants must complete all steps. Not all applicants will be offered a position on the Youth Tree Team.

Step 1: Apply by the Deadline – Friday, February 28, 2020

Step 2: Attend Challenge Day – Saturday, February 29, 2020

Step 3: Volunteer at a Tree Planting – Saturday, March 7, 2020

Step 4: Complete In-Person Interview – held between March 10 – April 10, 2020

Youth applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or be matriculating into high school as of June 1st, and be at least 14 years of age to be eligible.


Youth Tree Team Leads in Training can submit a recommendation form HERE.
“Through the Youth Tree Team, I have learned that it's my generation's job to steer the environment in the right direction. It's kind of a big task but personally, I find it really interesting and really cool.” - Gabriel Rice, YTT Member 2018 and 2019