Building the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
The Green Team Youth Corps is a year-round program for youth 13-18 that connects them to nature while empowering them to be advocates for themselves, their city and the environment. The program is divided into two sessions - the community service Fellowship (after school) and the stipend paid Apprenticeship (summer). The Fellowship is offered during the school year and is open to all youth who attend Duval County Public Schools. The Fellowship is an opportunity to earn community service hours while learning, serving and leading community projects. Fellows will work in teams to complete projects throughout the school year and participate in enrichment programming such as yoga and public speaking workshops each month. Each semester, Fellows will be offered the choice to work on one or more projects that contribute to beautification and uplifiting of Jacksonville. To learn more about the Fall 2020 projects, click the Project Descriptions link below.
Due to COVID-19, the Fellowship will be conducted primarily via Zoom. Any in-person or field days, will require the youth to social distance and wear masks when social distancing is not feasible.
Fellowship activities a projects follow the a Learn, Serve, Lead model. Fellows will work with subject matter experts to learn about a topic or a new skill before putting their knowledge to action in the community.
LEARN activities are for Fellows to cultivate the base knowledge to support and complete a larger project that furthers the mission of Groundwork Jacksonville.
The SERVICE activities are opportunities for Green Team to put the ethos of stewardship into action. These activities will support Groundwork Jacksonville, as well as our partners in the community.
Formal and informal LEAD opportunities will be presented to Fellows to demonstrate their leadership skills as individuals and in teams. Many of these activities are a chance for youth to learn about project planning and logistics.
Participating in the Green Team Fellowship will give youth the opportunity to complete their service hours for school and the Bright Futures scholarship. It will also give them leg up on the competition during the interview process for the paid summer apprenticeship. Fellows are not guaranteed an interview but are more likely to be interviewed than candidates who do not have a relationship with Groundwork Jacksonville.
Based on attendance at the end of the 9-week program, Fellows will receive Green Team swag for 30%, 60%, and 80% completion.
Attendance includes all Learn, Serve, and Lead opportunities. There are 17 individual events, so
30% --> 5 workshops, seminars, or service opportunities
60% --> 10 workshops, seminars, or service opportunities
80% --> 14 workshops, seminars, or service opportunites
Download a waiver packet for each youth and submit by emailing Ms. Shanell by Friday, October 30th. If you have trouble, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Team will be working on one project this Fall. Click here to learn more and decide which project you want join.
View the calendar of events for the 2020 Fall semester Fellowship. Click the links to view the event descriptions and sign up.
To view the recording of the orientation on Monday, Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm click the link below.
There is an error in the video regarding the incentive attendance number. See Fellowship Incentives section above for correct attendance numbers.
For questions or comments, contact Shanell Davis-Bryant, Program Manager, email@example.com or 904-513-8615