PIX11 interviewed our SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) participants at Green-Wood cemetery!
CFL coordinates summer jobs for youth ages 14-21 through New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program. We partner with 100 public and private worksites to offer youth jobs throughout Brooklyn. SYEP helps teens and young adults explore career options through summer jobs – these teens are learning about environmental careers at Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park.
In addition to a lesson in mulching and insects, interns are learning about stone resetting. So far, they have found 39 headstones in the public lot dating back to the late 1850s and 60s, representing an important piece of history.
You can see what they have to say about it at the video below!