The Green Team is a core program of Groundwork Denver, focused on molding youth environmentalists and providing employment and professional development for low-income students in their teens and into their early twenties.
Groundwork Denver’s Green Team engages youth that typically don’t participate in service programs, in part due to the need to earn money to supplement family income. By offering competitive wages and meaningful work experiences, we successfully get low-income youth involved in environmental action, stewardship, and community outreach/engagement.
The newest branch of our youth programming, The Blue Team, focuses on youth employment and development
through work in the Lower Bear Creek Watershed. The Blue Team includes youth from the City of Sheridan to engage in stewardship of the Lower Bear Creek, conduct water quality sampling and investigation, and engage in community outreach.
Groundwork Denver is also in the process of expanding our youth program to include interns who will work on our farms, as well as in our greenhouse and office. Additionally, we will be adding teams to fulfill a three-year initiative, known as the GOCO Inspire Initiative, which targets youth in specific neighborhoods, such as Westwood, Northeast Park Hill, Montbello, Northwest Aurora, Commerce City, and its surrounding areas. To learn more about these teams, contact Shane@groundworkcolorado.org.