As a high school student, I was first introduced to the ideas of environmental science through my sophomore science teacher. The class opened my eyes to the possibilities of joining my passion for music with that of the environment. My new found understanding of the environment and the responsibility that I had in keeping it safe caused me to think about all consequences that come by not creating a world that encouraged sustainable practices. This enlightenment informed my decision in choosing my major at Spelman …Read More »
This year Greening Youth Foundation created a stellar newsletter for all to see. Quite a few were printed, but for those who did not get a physical copy, or would just like to have an electronic version please thoroughly read this year’s newsletter. It features stories from the team behind GYF, upcoming plans for our strongly growing Atlanta Youth Corps (AYC), and inside details about the workings of each department and our month by month achievements.
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Currently, the Atlanta Youth Corps consists of two crews: the Old Fourth Ward Crew and the West Side Crew. These two crews completed their initial six-week training period on August 29th and received certifications in urban conservation, light construction and urban agriculture at their graduation ceremony on August 30th.
After completing the training, the West Side crew worked for two weeks clearing invasive species at Lindsay Street Park as well as Vine City Park under the direction of Ed Castro Landscape. After this, the crew worked …Read More »
Since the beginning of Greening Youth Foundation, we’ve been focused on making sure that youth are not only exposed to environmental stewardship, but that they can apply their learning by pursuing a career in conservation. For the past few years, we’ve been working individually with students and our partners to help them connect and work together, but that process is a bit complex and certainly isn’t scalable. Now, we’ve created a better way to pair GYF youth with jobs.
We’re excited to announce that we launched SERVE today. …Read More »
Greening Youth Foundation recently made it to the CBS Atlanta Local News Channel, here is the link to our story:
http://www.cbs46.com/story/26697639/young-adults-work-to-restore-history-in-atlanta-communityRead More »
City skyline, twinkling stars, fire pits, a s’mores bar, tents, sleeping bags, and 60+ teenagers were all necessary ingredients for a memorable urban campout that took place this past weekend. On September 19th students from across the Metro Atlanta area gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site to partake in the Legacy Campout: An Urban Camping Experience, an initiative organized and executed by The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site & Greening Youth Foundation. With the help of sponsors including The …Read More »
On Saturday, August 30th 2014, Greening Youth Foundation held it’s first ribbon cutting event to introduce our Urban Conservation Training Institute (UCTI). This engaging event consisted of our Atlanta Youth Corps members providing tours to the community, family members, and officials alike, from United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s Sallie Gentry, and Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock. Following the informative tours, everyone participated in a discussion concerning the history of what has become of the UCTI and all the great and intensive work that has been accomplished …Read More »
Roughly 50 environmentalists of various racial backgrounds — African American, Native American, Latina, and Caribbean — gathered at the National Press Club yesterday with a message for mainstream green institutions: If you are serious about diversity, then put your money where your mouth is or suffer the consequences later.
The newly launched Diverse Environmental Leaders National Speakers Bureau, or “DEL,” convened yesterday on the 98th birthday of the National Park Service to convey chiefly two things: That environmentalists of color are plentiful and available …Read More »
Coming from 8 states and the District of Columbia, our 2014 HBCUI cohort traveled far and wide to Washington, DC this past week. What was the momentous occasion? It was none other than the annual HBCUI Leadership & Careers Workshop.
As a culminating event for the HBCUI summer program, students attended the Leadership & Careers Workshop to gain valuable insight into National Park Service and government careers. Sessions included networking and personal branding, a panel discussion, as well as the highly coveted session “How to …Read More »
From the Atlanta Blackstar:
ATLANTA — As soon as Dominique Robinson set foot in the garden earlier this week with the rest of her training crew, vivid childhood memories came rushing back to her from the hot summers she spent toiling away on her grandmother’s farm and garden in North Carolina.
Robinson wasn’t even aware of it at the time, but those long-ago summers may have been prepping her for an environmental career.
Now Robinson, 28, is part of the …Read More »