Leaders Today, Tomorrow, and Forever
Generation Green is a kindergarten through 12th grade program sponsored by the Southern California Consortium. The program provides environmental education and leadership opportunities to underserved urban youth. Generation Green provides our local youth with role models, career training, and encourages higher education. Generation Green exposes students to careers in natural resources and with the Forest Service. The SCC prides itself on building future leaders of tomorrow and it does this by encouraging community involvement and focusing on personal growth. Generation Green is established at EcoAcademy High School. A Forest Service representative organizes club meetings, events, provides environmental education, and serves as a mentor for the students.
Generation Green Activities
In January Generation Green took at trip to Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest to do community service. The students picked up trash and learned the importance of "Leave No Trace" ethics while making the forest a cleaner place. The students had a treat for the hard work by playing in the snow.
Ms. Tish and the EcoAcademy High School Generation Green Club embarked on their journey to win the 2010 QuickScience Challenge. QuickScience Challenge is a multi-faceted competition that is a partnership between the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and the Quiksilver Foundation. Student teams designed to spark their interest in science and the oceans. The Challenge also seeks to foster leadership qualities in young people through environmental awareness and stewardship as well as sparking their interest in science and the oceans. First prize is a week-long trip to the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island to have fun and explore the wonders of the ocean first hand, and the second place prize is a three day stay at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center.
Environmental Youth Conference
GG club members took part in the Los Angeles Environmental Youth Conference 2009. Part of the Million Trees L.A. initiative by Antonio Villaraigosa, this year's theme was "start local, impact global." Around 6,000 teens attended the event which took place on November 4th. Generation Green members handed out flyers and giveaways to teens that visited the booth. They informed their peers on the importance of being environmentally conscious.