Branches General Information
At Parks & People, our mission is to unite Baltimore by providing residents with the programs and resources they need to help make our city a cleaner, safer and greener place to live, play, work, learn and grow.
Branches is an after-school internship and summer job program for Baltimore City high school students. Interns explore green careers, improve public parks, build green spaces, try outdoor sports/recreation, and conduct urban environmental science. Interns also practice essential life skills for the next phase of their lives, including job-readiness skills that can be applied to any career field. Branches is an opportunity to work as part of a team, explore potential career paths, 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.