Green Works programming is designed to be long-term and holistic. Our core programs include a first year environmental education program, and a second year workforce development program, followed by paid summer internships. During their time with Green Works students can also choose to participate in our Green Ink alumni group, and learn business and entrepreneurial skills through additional elective programs. (Click on the title links to learn more.)
During the 2017-2018 school year, we are holding ECOS classes at East High School, Northeast High School and Hogan Prep High School. We will have two Excelerate programs at our midtown classroom
ECOS Year 1 Environmental Education
ECOS includes science experiments, hands-on projects, guest speakers, field trips and service learning opportunities. The curriculum focuses on Kansas City’s most serious environmental problems.
Excelerate Year 2 Workforce Development
Excelerate helps students prepare for post-secondary education and the workforce. Students take skill and interest evaluations, develop a master resume and take part in soft skill training including money management.
Summer Internships Year 2
Students who take part in Excelerate compete for a paid summer internships aligned to their interests, skills, abilities and career plans. Read more – click the title or read this recent Kansas City Star article.
Green Ink – Community Engagement and Service Learning
Green Ink includes service learning projects, community education and advocacy activities for our students. Click the title to read about our work with WaterWorks! and habitat restoration on Brush Creek.
Startup Saturdays – Business and entrepreneurship (elective)
Students who take part in Startup Saturdays identify a unique business idea and create a business plan. They participate in project-based ventures including producing environmental consumer goods and computer coding projects. They visit local small businesses and have job shadowing opportunities.
Girls Lead – Environmental Auditing (elective)
Girls Lead is a summer program for our young women where students work with our partners to develop an environmental audit of locally owned businesses in their neighborhoods.