We began the Green Team over a decade ago, and have educated, invested, touched and employed hundreds of diverse youth, providing platforms for young people to effect change in themselves as they work to understand, improve and advocate for natural environments where they live, and in our society as a whole. Many who have gone through the program have gone on from the Green Team to roles in non-profits and the private sector.
Groundwork Elizabeth believes our youth have the potential to become the next generation of leaders in our community. Besides our Green Team Program, we work with youth in the following ways:
- Volunteer opportunities
- Education in Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture
- Intergenerational activities with Seniors
- Paid Summer instructional programs.
- Elizabeth and Union County host a great assortment of Youth programs and by recognizing and working with them, the impact for the community is leveraged.