SOAR Green Leadership Academy

SOAR is an advanced leadership program that empowers motivated students to lead with an environmental mindset, ensuring a sustainable future. Students will have the opportunity to realize their environmental potential by working directly with corporations, organizations, and civic entities to develop and drive better environmental standards, impacts and outcomes.  

This is the first year SOAR is taking off! We are looking for a select group of eco-conscious 9th-12th grade students in the Los Angeles Area who can dedicate between 5-10 hours per month to help direct and design this program. You will engage with like-minded peers and experienced professionals to create an eco-implementation plan for an organization.  

In SOAR, Students Will:

Become Conscious
Environmental Leaders
 

High school students gain practical skills and experiences, empowering them to become future environmental leaders  

Partner with
Diverse Organizations
 

Professionals impart experiential learning, support students interested in pursuing related fields, and contribute to shaping environmentally conscious leaders 

Unite with
Like-Minded Peers
 

Participants effectively collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds, schools, and communities to implement an impactful environmental project 

Solve Real-World
Issues 
 

Participants learn sustainable practices and solve real-world environmental issues while receiving personalized mentorship, guidance, and networking opportunities from Grades of Green and a wide array of corporations, organizations, and civic entities 

Earn Scholarships and Internships  

Students are provided opportunities for internships, scholarships, corporate connections, and a solid sustainable foundation for their futures through potential multi-year projects 

What’s Next?

We want YOU to join us in the inaugural year of this Green Leadership Academy! Not only will you gain knowledge and insight about real-world environmental issues and work directly with all types of organizations, you will also help this pilot program take flight! 

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If you want to be a part of this inaugural eco-leadership academy, be sure to apply today. Applications are due September 30th .

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Thursday October 12, 2023
Optimist Studios, LA

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What We Do

We educate, empower, and inspire students to take action and achieve long lasting environmental impact in their schools and communities today, while developing the skills to lead future environmental change.
Free to all students, educators, and schools.

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It’s Earth Month! Support Our Biggest Ask of the Year During Our Annual Earth Appeal!

Make a Difference

This year, we want to plant the seeds towards a more sustainable environment! During the month of April, we will be sharing all of the incredible projects that our students are doing from around the world. You can support their projects my making a donation to Grades of Green during our 2024 Root For Change Earth Appeal!

Check out some of the fun activities we have planned for our Earth Appeal:

  • For every individual $50 donation, you will be entered in a giveaway to win 2 tickets to an LA Galaxy Soccer Game!
  • For every $100 donated, our team will plant something in their home garden!
  • For every $1,000 donated, our team will cumulatively hike a mile in our favorite location outdoors!
  • For every $10,000 donated, our team members will need to _______

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Your Donations at Work

Every year, we are so proud to support all of the incredible students across the world. Learn how your donation makes a difference by seeing the incredible project our students are working on!

The Greens

Ngalim, a LAUNCH Eco-Toolkit facilitator, is leading six schools across Cameroon’s North West and South West Regions utilizing the lessons from our toolkits. Ngalim is empowering students to become environmental stewards by having them identify climate challenges such as waste management, deforestation, agricultural insecurity, and water scarcity. Then, using Grades of Green toolkits, students are further educated about each topic, inspiring action and commitment to environmental advocacy.

Grades of Green Ambassadors

This year, Grades of Green piloted it’s first ever ambassador program to allow past Eco-Leaders to continue making an impact in their community. Ambassadors, Nkeng Joel Junior and Ayuk Marie Noel, have been leading a combined 9 teams out of Cameroon across various projects to address some of the most pressing environmental concerns such as waste management, pollution, and temperature increases. Some of the projects include tree plantings, waste collection, and waste sorting. Nkeng and Marie have been supporting their teams every step of the way by recruiting, offering on-site support, and supporting students/teachers with their expertise on environmental projects. Click the button below to continue supporting our incredible ambassadors!

SOAR Eco-Leaders

Through Grades of Green’s SOAR Eco-Innovation Academy, students are working with businesses–Northrop Grumman, Beyond Meat, Subaru Pacific, Turner Construction, Build California, and Further Products–to address sustainable solutions to potential environmental challenges. After touring each business, the students have selected their groups and determined the solution they want to address. The students are underway creating their sustainability plans and are scheduled to present their solution to each business in June. Click the button below to support our SOAR Eco-Leaders!