YEEP is an experiential, summer-time environmental enrichment program designed to empower teens, age 15 – 19, to act positively for the environment and themselves. Teams of high school students, guided by college mentors, will learn about business, biodiversity, environmental justice, and climate change. They will then build a service business where they sell native plants and install native-plant gardens for property owners—residents, businesses, and city — within their community. This year we are offering the program to youth in Belmont, Cambridge, Waltham, Watertown, and Arlington.
To make a more positive impact this year, we are adding a new component to support participants in their career development. In May and June, students will meet (via ZOOM) with professionals of color who represent a range of careers in environmental science, business, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. Guest speakers share their experiences in carving their career paths and addressing societal issues while inspiring and mentoring the youth as they explore new career areas and begin to set up their specialty native plant sales and service business.
Want to know more? We would love to hear from you!
Barbara Passero, Founder & Director 781-209-0052 - firstname.lastname@example.org
"Funding for MEADOWSCAPING FOR BIODIVERSITY provided by the Judy K. Record Conservation Fund, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Mayor of Cambridge, CDQ Inc., Waltham Cultural Council, and others."
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