The Groundwork Indy Green Team program is intended to promote awareness and understanding of the natural environment, local food systems, and the protection and restoration of critical ecological systems and natural resources in the community through hands on improvement programs. Through the Indy Green Team Summer Program youth will be encouraged to become engaged members of the community by solving environmental issues especially those issues concerning the Northwest area as well as preparing for educational and career success in alternative "green" sector and environmental pathways.
The Green Team program offers part-time paid positions for middle and high school students, ages 14-18. The program has dual goals- to prepare youth for a lifetime of community and environmental leadership and to develop community capacity to improve the physical environment.
Program Participants will do the following:
Attend Family Breakfast and Orientation with parent/guardians on Saturday, June 2nd from 10am-noon.
Work 9am-3pm, Monday-Thursday June 11th - July 26th
Participate in classroom-based and outdoor trainings, which will include educational field trips to explore the interactions of nature, urban ecosystems, biodiversity, and community health and well being;
Serve as ambassadors to the wider community through public presentations, outreach, and educational activities that communicates the importance of tier work to Indianapolis citizens and elected officials;
Participate in a camping and service-learning trip to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the last week of the program.(All expenses and equipment are provided by the program)
Applications are due by May 22nd!!
Groundwork Indy's part of the national network of Groundwork USA a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to create sustainable environmental change through community-based partnerships. Groundwork's mission and operations are premised on the understanding that environmental conditions are inextricably linked to the economic and social health of a neighborhood. As a consequence, Groundwork is committed to "changing places and changing lives" through on-the-ground projects that help to transform local communities. To accomplish this, Groundwork leads and supports a variety of problems and sustain a long-term vision for neighborhood change and renewal.
Groundwork Indy is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.