Youth Speak Green
Amplifying youth voices in the community and creating environmental heros
Green Door Strives To Inspire The Next Generation
The Green Door Initiative (GDI) serves underrepresented youth in Detroit through its Champions Owning Detroit’s Environment (CODE-Green) Program. Our goal is to amplify youth voices in the community while creating environmental heros.
Summer Youth Employment
The summer youth employment program focuses on exposing underserved youth to the career options found within the Natural Resources, Environmental and Green Collar sectors. Participates will receive instruction on Job Readiness including resume development, work ethics, proper interview methods,team building and leadership development. In addition, time is spent developing Construction Skills, Water Sampling and Monitoring, Beach Monitoring, Invasive Species Removal and Camp Infrastructure Improvement.
Citizen Science (All about Air, All about water)
Climate Organizers Leading Detroit
Green Door Initiative’s Climate Organizers Leading Detroit (COLD) Project is a youth leadership development training focused on climate change. Students will learn about the climate challenges facing them in Detroit and how to participate in the policy processes that influence what our future climate will look like. This hands-on curriculum blends environmental and social sciences with civic and community engagement for a holistic approach to interpreting and shaping our environment.