Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to work with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stewards.
A Sip Of Green Tea – Ruth Kitchen
On this episode, we interview the founding Greening Youth Foundation Board Member, Ruth Kitchen, who tells her story of how she connected with Angelou Ezeilo and began an environmental education program that would go on to teach the next generation of conservation stewards. We discuss the changes in education programming over time, and the importance of why introducing youth to environmental stewardship is necessary for the betterment of the future. Ruth has impacted conservation education on a national level and with her influence on the CLEAN Manual, Mrs. Kitchen has been able to implement fun lasting practices that benefit diverse youth throughout the Southeast, United States and beyond.
Green Speaker Series EP 35 HBCUI Workshop: Linda Wilson Fund II Foundation
Listen to Linda Wilson during our annual Career and Leadership Workshop. Linda is the Executive Director of Fund II Foundation, which has several signature initiatives. Restoration Retreat for black boys and girls, the Cradle to Greatness which tracks grantees as they ensure black and brown people move toward prosperity and happiness. InternX.org is uniquely designed to match culturally aware companies with overlooked and underestimated students. Fund II is devoted to authentic collaborations, metrics off the chart and transformative scalability and sustainability. In this presentation for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship (HBCUI) Program she breaks down how her organization operates and the importance of engaging with a black network of environmental stewards.
Green Speaker Series Ep 34 - A Caving Expedition: Sonia Meyer & Bree Jameson
Two volunteers of the National Speleological Society (NSS) and former interns of Greening Youth Foundation programs speak on their internship experiences and what they have gained as cavers on National Public Lands. Bree Jameson and Sonia Meyer talk about what introduced them into the caving world and the many kinds of wisdom that come with spending an abundance of time underground and caring for the delicate subterranean ecosystems.
Green Speaker Series Ep 33 Adrienne Hall: Education In Atlanta
Green Speaker Series Ep 33 Adrienne Hall: Education In Atlanta by Greening Youth
Green Speaker Series Ep 32: Stefan The Scientist
A black father and accomplished professor and tells us his story of how he fell in love with the outdoors and what it means to be a steward of our waterways. Stefan the Scientist, a Bahamain musician talks about his trials, tribulations, and successes while tending to vital water sources and navigating through the conservation sector.
Green Speaker Series Ep 31: Juan Carlos Jarquin
Juan Carlos Jarquin shares his story of relocating from Miami, Florida to Baker, Nevada. Juan Carlos has made Great Basin National Park his new home and is making the most of it with a career in the National Park Service and a positive outlook on life. He talks about his previous internship at Everglades National Park and what truly prepared him for success in the most diverse land of all.
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