Public School Initiative
The Public School Initiative (PSI) Department of GYF encompasses all educational & curriculum based programming for our organization. GYF provides environmental and wellness programming to students in grades k-12 through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs, Recreation Centers and public schools throughout the Metro Atlanta Area and international sites in Accra, Ghana. GYF utilizes C.H.I.P (Collegiate and High-school Internship Program) interns to conduct these tasks. CHIP Interns provide environmental and conservation lessons through our C.L.E.A.N (Children Living Energetically Advancing Nature) curriculum. Students participate in a variety of projects and experiments to expand their knowledge of sustainability, conservation, environmental education and the benefits of gardening.
Collegiate & High School Internship Program
Students from surrounding colleges, universities and high schools are recruited and trained to participate in a variety of internship and volunteer opportunities with Greening Youth Foundation. Selected interns are able to contribute to the administrative, curriculum, and teaching components of PSI. There are also GYF sponsored events that interns are able to volunteer with including our annual Urban Campout in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Throughout their internship, interns participate in Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Urban Watershed and Project Learning Tree training and are able to receive certification in these programs. C.H.I.P. interns selected are presented with the opportunity to implement programming in career fields beyond their traditional majors.