READY 2021 

Are you ready for

Summer 2021?


June 24 - August 13, 2021*

*Please Note: Start dates are approximate and, due to the coronavirus, may be changed.  The READY Leadership team starts leadership training on June 21.

The application period is  open -- through May 21

READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth)

is a summer employment program for young adults ages 16-25 from Howard County.  READY participants construct and maintain stormwater best management practices to help improve watershed health.

READY participants are trained in the design and installation of green stormwater practices such as rain gardens, conservation landscapes and more! They receive job skills training as well as learn about local and regional environmental issues.  Participants also have the opportunity to receive the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional-Associate Training and a Certificate!

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READY participants must...

... be Howard County residents

... be between the ages of 16-25  years old as of June 21, 2021

... work outside performing moderate physical labor

... have a good attitude and care about the environment

A READY Crew Leader runs a crew of 4-6 individuals during the READY summer program of Howard EcoWorks.  For proven leaders.

A READY Assistant Crew Leader helps to run a crew of 4-6 individuals during the READY summer program.  This position is ideal for an aspiring leader.

READY Crew Members are the heart and soul of the READY program.  This position is suitable for those young adults, 16-25 years of age, seeking an intense environmental work experience.