Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

On this Earth Day 2014, I’m not going to focus on our diminishing natural resources, climate change, or deforestation, I choose to focus on the positive progress that is being made in the environmental sector.  For instance, when you were in college, did you have the option to pursue a career in environmental toxicology?   Have you ever thought about how technology is being utilized to produce new inventions in the environmental field that help make our lives a little easier?  How cool is the electric …

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City of Atlanta Partners with GYF to Create Atlanta Youth Corps

City of Atlanta Partners with GYF to Create Atlanta Youth Corps

The words “youth” and “environmentalist” don’t normally go together. But don’t tell that to the young people in the Atlanta Youth Corps.

Inside a classroom in Atlanta, a group of young Georgians are in training for an exciting new job that will also have the benefit of beautifying their neighborhood. Their first mission: Install gardens at fire stations around Atlanta.

Our Angelou Ezeilo (left) helps train youth in the AYC

The young people are being trained by the Greening Youth Foundation (GYF), an Atlanta-based nonprofit that has …

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Dogwood Festival 2014

Dogwood Festival 2014

April 11-13

In Partnership with:

Will assist with activities in the Eco-Village at the Dogwood Festival for a second year. Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) is recruiting high school and college students to support this event by volunteering their time to circulate through the grounds to educate participants about the six different waste stations, supervise interactive games, bring garden practices to life, and basically have a great time being an environmental ambassador.

Calling all interested folks to sign-up now to volunteer your time to lead exciting sessions in …

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Natural Resources, Meet Your Future Managers

Natural Resources, Meet Your Future Managers

This passed Friday, our Founder and CEO, Angelou Ezeilo, and vice president of strategic partnerships and development, James Ezeilo appeared in TheStreet.com, the leading digital financial media company, to talk about what it means to be a nonprofit, and their unique business approach.

Watch the interview here: http://newsle.com/article/0/123721560/

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — As TheStreet continues its coverage of African Americans during Black History Month, we meet up with the Greening Youth Foundation’s Angelou C. Ezeilo, founder & CEO, and James C. Ezeilo, vice president of strategic partnerships and development.

On Valentine’s Day, …

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Year of Boulevard

Year of Boulevard

Anyone arriving just in time for the Year of Boulevard’s 2014 kickoff meeting might have assumed Monday’s single-digit temperatures would guarantee a low turnout and make it easy to nab a space at Fort Street United Methodist. No such luck. The church’s sizable lot was full, as was every curbside for blocks. Trotting through the cold from their distant spots, late arrivals discovered a packed sanctuary. Overflow seating and a mega-sized screen were set up in the basement fellowship hall. Of course, some people deliberately …

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Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative

Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is First Company to Pledge to Newest Public-Private Partnership to Develop Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of an ambitious initiative to engage and employ the next generation through America’s great outdoors, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a public-private partnership with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. that will help reach Interior’s goal of providing 100,000 work and training opportunities to young people and veterans on public lands.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) announced an historic $1 million …

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Imagining the Future WEBChallenge

Imagining the Future WEBChallenge

TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is excited to announce its partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival for the second annual Middle School WEBChallenge! This competition engages students in the latest technology with a hands-on design experience.

Students develop websites based on a pre-determined theme, which will be judged on different aspects of site design. Over the last 11 years, WEBChallenge has awarded over $200,000 in partial college scholarships. Funds for the scholarships are raised through donations from the technology community.

This program also works to recognize and reward …

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Enjoy the Year End Report!

Enjoy the Year End Report!

Every year your family at GYF fills you in on the year end happenings, and our intentions for the next year. Check out the newsletter at http://conta.cc/1izDWIi . Be sure to share this with a friend!

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Children’s Orchestra Play Instruments Made from Trash

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum play Mozart on instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials pulled from the garbage dump their homes are built on.

One person’s trash is another’s violin in this slum built on a landfill in Paraguay.

Here in Asuncion, a group of young musicians come together to play everything from Beethoven and Mozart, to Frank Sinatra and The Beatles—on instruments made entirely from trash.

The Orchestra of Recycled Instruments from Cateura got its start here five years ago when a teacher, Favio Chavez, …

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GYF is selected as a partner for the 21st Conservation Service Corps!

GYF is selected as a partner for the 21st Conservation Service Corps!

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) Partners for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

The 21CSC will accomplish critical restoration work while providing training opportunities and work experience to youth and veterans in Georgia. While still upholding the youthful spirit and connections.

In Atlanta, Georgia, November 8, 2013 — The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that Greening Youth as one of 91 initial organizations nationwide was approved as a member organization to help implement the Obama Administration’s 21st Century Conservation Service …

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