Junior Green Corp
Working | Community | Horticulture
This week’s Summer Spotlight features Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps program!
Junior Green Corps’ primary goals focus on work readiness, academic enrichment, Greening Education and Community Engagement. Youth ages 14-19 participate in structured activities that equip them for leadership roles and improve their academic achievement. In addition, youth help beautify and nourish their community through horticulture work and education.
Check out their website and feature below for more information on how to get involved!
What are you doing this summer? What’s a typical day look like?
This summer we will be starting our own JGC market and trying many new things. In the morning we will go over the plan for the day and start growing. The afternoon will consist of lunch and cleaning up our work space. At the end of the two week kids will be rewarded with a nice stipend.
#PGHSummer17’s theme is: Dream, Explore, Do! How does your program promote each of these areas?
Kids dream of better community environment and all of that will come true based on the work they put into it. They will explore different career options and ways to improve their community. By them doing the work in their community they will be the change it needs.
What’s the most popular activity amongst participants?
Eating the food that they’ve grown.
What book should kids read this summer?
Books based on their own interest
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Our program is year round so our kids will go from working in the summer to working after school. Most of them stay for four years and get greatly rewarded for all the work that they do.
Summer’17 Spotlight Summary
Name of Camp/Program Operation: Better Block Junior Green Corps
Location of Camp/Program: Homewood
Program Cost: Free
Age: 14 – 18
Telephone Number: 412-731-1908
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website URL: https://www.obbinc.org/programs/jr-green-corps/
Describe your program in three words: Working, Community, Horticulture