The Sustainable Youth Internship program takes an immersive approach to environmental education, offering yearlong internships to 150 high school students at 10 Title 1 public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving a total student population of 20,000 students. The internships promote team-work and project-based learning, preparing students for college and environmental careers by connecting low-income youth with their local environments. Student teams at each school use science and technology to research and address pressing issues in their campuses and communities, engaging their peers in protecting watersheds from litter and runoff pollution, restoring creek native habitats, preventing marine debris or fighting air pollution and its impact on human health. Each school team is led by an Earth Team professional educator acting as a Campus Coordinator, working with teachers to connect in-class curriculum with afterschool service learning projects in collaboration with partner and community organizations.
“Planting at Wanlass felt like doing an actual physical contribution to my community and environment. 50 years from now Wanlass will be full of dense canopy trees that give shade and homes to many birds. A place where kids can go and...Read more
San Lorenzo High EarthTeam’s Ghost Creek Project was inspired by the San Francisco Ghost Arroyos project. The goal is to bring back the creek that once was there by putting an art installation to represent flowing water...Read more
Our first day of the Trash Can Mosaic project was a success! After successfully applying to the City of Oakland’s Adopt-A-Spot program, we have succeeded in adopting 3 trash cans around our school. Our mission is simple: use...Read more
This year out Interns at Antioch High School are hosting an Eco Fair for the City’s Earth Day event open to all community members. It is the students’ biggest project of the year. After interns met with the City of...Read more