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Adventure in the Everglades with Denise Diaz

During my time at Everglades National Park, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be thrust into the fast­-paced and amazing world of environmental education. The programs that this park has [...]

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Angelou Ezeilo, C’92, is an Environmental Activist on a Mission

Environmental activist Angelou Ezeilo and her husband James are among our nation’s foremost experts in preparing young people from urban communities to become responsible environmental stewards. [...]

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Environmental Education Gains Ground Under Every Student Succeeds Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as Every Student Succeeds Act, was passed by Congress and is en route to the President’s desk for signature. The Act is the federal [...]

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Greening Youth Foundation Receives USDA Forest Service Award

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) received a “Diversity and Inclusiveness Award” at the Forest Service Regional Forester’s Annual Awards Ceremony on October 29, 2015. The award, in the Group Award [...]

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HBCUI Leadership & Careers Workshop: Two Cities, One Movement

The HBCUI Leadership & Careers Workshop for the South Region went remarkably, the students all had the opportunity to meet with National Parks Service officials, many of the officials present [...]

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The WiRED Experience: Kiara Ventura Pimentel

My name is Kiara Ventura Pimentel. Currently I work in the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge as an assistant in educational activities and as lead assistant in the Youth Conservation Corps program [...]

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The WiRED Experience: Matthew Francis

On May 25th, I received a call telling me that I had received an internship in west Tennessee and had a week to prepare myself for the exodus. I quit the job I received an hour before the call, [...]

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Meet the HBCUI Class of 2014

After an intense recruiting and selection process, we’re proud to say that we’ve put together a cohort of some of the best and brightest HBCU students from HBCUs (Historically Black [...]

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Game on! HBCUI interns compete in a scavenger hunt while exploring Historic Washington, D.C.

Each team was given a mission and a knapsack that contained all of the materials they needed. Their mission: complete a series of tasks in the HBCUI Scavnger Hunt. Their goal: to win the big [...]

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GYF and NPS Implement Groundbreaking HBCU Internship Program

For almost a decade, Angelou Ezeilo, founder and executive director of the Greening Youth Foundation, has been working to connect a diverse population of America’s youth to the outdoors and [...]