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 2017 Summer Green Team!
May 19 – Last day to submit application
July 5, 2017 – First Day!
July 5 – 7 – Orientation
July 10 – August 18 – Green Team in full swing
July 25-25 – Green Team Camping trip
August 5 – 13 – Trip to Yellowstone National Park
August 18 – Last Day
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!