The BYC Steering Committee:
Robyn Sealander, Chair
Molly DellaRoman, Coordinator
For information about the BYC and upcoming meetings check the program’s Facebook page, or call Robyn Sealander at 359-8505.
BIG NEWS! The BYC is CHANGING! After 22 years, we are departing from the “teens for hire” model and we will no longer be doing jobs for local homeowners.
We are, however, launching a brand-new program for the summer of 2019.
The new program is a half-day garden camp for Brooklin kids currently in grades 3 and 4. This program will start on June 24 and run for six weeks, through August 1. Garden camp kids will tend the organic vegetable garden planted by students at the Brooklin school and sell the summer produce at the Brooklin’s Farmers Market.
The BYC is a municipal program started in 1997 by the selectmen and citizens of the town with tax dollars and support from two-year Community Development Block Grant. Currently, town support for the program is supplemented by grants and charitable contributions.
The program’s goal is to help kids develop an appreciation for the value of teamwork, as well as a good work ethic and appreciation for growing their own food. BYCers learn that a job well done yields the best results for everyone.
The BYC is overseen by a steering committee of citizens. A paid coordinator runs the summer camp program. This program operates in the school garden and out of the Brooklin School building.