Grades of Green welcomed 55 passionate students to our 7th annual Youth Corps Eco-Leadership program this past Sunday, October 1st, at Orientation Day. Each year 4th-12th grade students in the greater Los Angeles area are invited to apply to the Youth Corps. After carefully reviewing all applicants, an elite group of students are selected, where each student is committed to rolling out a Grades of Green Activity of their choice throughout the school year.

Orientation day is the first time the group gets to meet each other, and get ready for a great year. This jam packed afternoon included Grades of Green’s Jeopardy game, where students could learn all about the different  Grades of Green Activities, small group discussions on picking the perfect activity, a parent and student orientation presentation, a meatless, trash free lunch, and more. To check out the photos from Orientation Day, click here!

Thank you to the incredible sponsors who help us make this program possible:  City of Santa Monica,  County of Los Angeles 3rd district, County of Los Angeles 4th district,  Arconic Foundation, Continental Development, Subaru PacificKlean KanteenFresh Brothers, and Grow.

Are you a student who is ready to take on a Grades of Green Activity in your school, but you don’t live in Los Angeles? Not to worry; Grades of Green offers Advisors who can support any student from anywhere in the world! Email us at to begin working with your personal Advisor today.