Branches is an after-school internship and summer employment program for Baltimore City high school students. Participants explore green careers, improve public parks, build green spaces, enjoy outdoor recreation, and conduct environmental science. Branches is an opportunity to develop essential life skills, including job-readiness skills that can be applied to any career field. Participants to work as part of a team, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting positive impact on Baltimore’s communities and environment. Our hope is that hands-on environmental education will inspire and enhance each student’s respect for nature and nurture their future interest in pursuing a green career.