EMPOWERING YOUTH TO HEAL
MS4B's Flagship Program
In MS4B's Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), each summer college interns coach high school teens age 15-19 to build a business where they are paid to learn about the benefits of pollinator-friendly native plants and then sell and install them for customers. See Why Native Plants? and Why Plant Meadows? (Hint: Insects eat plants, which are the base of the food web.)
Through meadowscaping, we empower participants to become stewards of the Earth and to take charge of their future.
Since YEEP's debut in 2017, more than 100 high school and college students have learned how to build a service business to sell/install native plant eco-systems gardens and remove weeds/invasive plants in the communities of Belmont, Cambridge, Newton, and Waltham.
Through all our programs and installations, more than 450 students and adults and hundreds of bees, butterflies, birds, insects, worms, and mammals have benefitted from the 10,000 sq. ft. of ecosystems gardens MS4B youth have created since the founding of MS4B in 2014.
Cambridge and Waltham Students Hold Successful Plant Sales
Waltham Sale held on July 17, 2021, First Parish Church