Preparing America’s Youth for the Green Economy
Some of our most popular workshops at the first Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences have been those discussing how to engage America’s youth in the green economy. Whether it was the story of the Green Bronx Project — a local initiative that has turned a few seeds in a classroom into six acres of community farms across the Bronx — or the Student Conservation Association — an organization providing college and high school-aged students “with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable — it is inspiring to see projects that are exciting young adults.
We have another opportunity for you to learn about these efforts at Good Jobs, Green Jobs Midwest May 10-11. During Engaging Detroit Youth as Leaders in the Green Economy, leaders from the WARM Training Center’s Detroit Youth Energy Squad will talk about how D-YES is training 16-24 year olds to provide weatherization and energy education to over 1,500 households in the Detroit area.
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