Astoria Houses Youth Enrichment Service
In it’s second year, the AH-YES Program is a summer program employing teens at Socrates Sculpture Park. The program aims to provide hands-on experience, mentorship and encourage individual growth, while working together as a team. Our dedicated teens will learn to problem solve, get creative, and use their hands to create a greener and more conscious world.
- Design and build a green roof
- Learn tools
- Work with a weather station
- Learn about green jobs
- Learn about banking
- Learn about wellness
- Visit partnering organizations
- Work in the community
The 2022 cohort members are Dylan, Ella, Lily, Loraine, and Tenzin!
The application deadline is in May of each year.
ABOUT THE GREEN ROOF
AH-YES – six students from Queens – teamed up with Director of Education Douglas Paulson to design and build a green roof here at Socrates Sculpture Park. Teens learned to use tools; interviewed Anna Poaster on Hellgate Farms‘ green roof; and had a design charrette with Smiling Hogshead‘s Gil Lopez.