Groundwork Rhode Island’s Green Team Program provides youth development and employment opportunities for high school students across Providence. Youth are hired for a six week period to participate in environmental education programs and community service projects that improve their neighborhood’s environment.
Groundwork 2018 Summer Green Team!
Our Green Team is a youth employment program for young adults ages 14-18 that focuses on environmental education and stewardship projects to improve our communities. Our Green Team members will develop job and networking skills needed in the 21st century and come away from the summer with an understanding of the struggles that urban communities face as they work towards becoming more sustainable. We want youth who are looking for the opportunity to explore the challenges that our urban communities are facing and who can come up with creative solutions to those challenges.
June 2nd, 2018: Green Team Application due!
June 23rd: Selection of 10 participants
July 5th – 6th: Orientation
July 9th- August 17th: Green Team in full swing
August 18th-26th: Optional Trip to Yellowstone National Park
Apply for the 2018 summer green team here!
Past Green Teams:
The 2015 Green Team united 10 high school youth from Mt. Hope and other neighborhoods across Providence to work on a variety of projects including improving school gardens at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Nathan Bishop Middle School, and Mary Fogarty Elementary. The team also helped Groundwork launch its new urban farm and greenhouse at 433 Prairie Avenue.
Green Teams foster the personal growth of each team member and helps them become community environmental leaders. The program provides students with:
- Summer employment
- Environmental education
- Opportunities to engage in environmental advocacy and community stewardship
- A chance to enjoy nature in and around the city
- Fun, friends, and new experiences!
In 2014, Groundwork’s Green Team focused on environmental projects around the Mt. Hope neighborhood, thanks to funding from Miriam Hospital, partnering with Mt. Hope Learning Center and other neighborhood groups.
Learn how the 2013 Green Team made an impact on their community:
Watch a video of 2012’s Green Team project!