Grow Binghamton Youth Program

2020 Applications Are Now CLOSED.

Grow Binghamton is a 6 week summer youth employment program designed for teenagers, ages 14-21, to build life skills while growing food for the community. In 2020 Grow Binghamton will hire 25 young people from our community.

New to 2020, Grow Binghamton will also add an Academic Program and become year round. 6 returning youth will have the opportunity to work with VINES part time during the school year, spanning from September to May. Stay tuned for more information!

Equal Opportunity Statement Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at VINES, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sex, age, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Grow Binghamton is supported by and funded in part through: VINES, City of Binghamton CDBG, DEC, BCYB, DSS.

Highlights from our past seasons!

“Grow Binghamton helps people. Not just the people who gets farm-share or buy fresh vegetables. This program made me look forwards to waking up early in the morning and helping take care of vegetables. I met so many interesting people here that I would have never even thought about speaking to. I walked into the program pretty sure that I’d be lonely until the end, but the way this program was curated, just. I’m not sure how to explain it, but you make friends whether you wanted to or not. And that was something I needed. That little push to open the door to a world wider than just myself.” -2019 Participant

“Every single Thursday it made me proud to see the van take our shares to the church to be distributed. After seeing people receive the vegetables we grow, maintain, and harvest… well it gives GB another depth of meaning. Seeing smiles and excitement is the best “thank you” I can receive.” -2019 Participant 


For more information about VINES youth programs or to request a paper version of the application, contact us via email or phone/text 607-205-8108.

 Archives From Previous Years:

2016-2017 Summer Youth Spotlight: Ruquiah’s Growing Leadership

2015 Summer Youth Program Overview

2014 Summer Youth Program Overview

2013 Summer Youth Program Overview