Alex N.

gogadmin | August 10, 2017

Grades of Green was a huge part of my high school experience, yet my passion for environmental activism has only grown since being a part of the Youth Corps Eco-Leadership program. I now am a senior studying Earth Systems at Stanford University with concentrations in sustainable food and agriculture, and Spanish. In past summers, I …

Elise Y.

gogadmin | June 12, 2017

Dear Grades of Green, You have taught me so much. I learned about leadership, the earth, and public speaking. You gave me so many opportunities that made me into the person I am today. I would have never accomplished anything without the support of the Grades of Green Youth Corps mentors. I can’t thank you …

Salvador Madrigal

gogadmin | February 10, 2017

I am truly proud of our Grades of Green Team.  It has been a great educational experience for our students to be mindful of the importance to recycle and dispose of waste properly.  Students making conscious decisions to dispose their waste appropriately has actually helped with another problem…  birds!  We’ve had a seagull issue for …


gogadmin | February 10, 2017

We should have done this program years ago! I love it! My back doesn’t hurt from throwing out all those bags of trash. I can’t believe we only have three bags of trash at lunch every day.

Dominique Polchow

gogadmin | February 10, 2017

Dear Grades of Green Team, A BIG thank you to you! We appreciate your help in getting started. The assembly and presentation was amazing! This really helped students understand how they can help the environment and take an active role. The teachers were jazzed as well and want to start this in our lounge so …

Darcy O’Brien

gogadmin | February 8, 2017

We just wrapped up our Green Queen and King Challenge and our Green Ambassadors were 25 students strong! What a great group. We utilized many of Grades of Green’s online resources and very much appreciate the Lesson Plans and downloadable PDFs!

Alexandra Gonzales

gogadmin | January 6, 2017

On behalf of St. Athanasius School, I just wanted to send you a huge thank you to you and your GOG team, the Kings Care Chariot volunteers for all your support and enthusiasm in helping to kick off our new waste management system at school today.  It was an exciting day that the students are …

Natasha D.

gogadmin | January 15, 2016

Thank you so much for all of the lesson plans/PowerPoints/”informationals” you have uploaded to your website for FREE! …Some have asked me to give assemblies/training as I trade out trash bins for recycle bins and what I have found on your website is invaluable!

Alex Nguyen

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

I first heard of Grades of Green the summer before my junior year of high school.

Max Riley

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

The Grades of Green Youth Corps program is amazing. Whoever thought of it is a genius. So many kids doing so many great things for the earth is just amazing. The Youth Corps is definitely one of the greatest groups on earth. And imagine in a few years, what it will be like with even …

Dawn Hamilton

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

My daughter, Sydney has been on the Grades of Green Youth Board for the past year; what an amazing experience to work with her peers to make local changes. Grades of Green has really empowered the Youth Corps students by providing the tools and guidance for them to become environmental leaders in their community. Sydney …

Abby Landers

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

If it wasn’t for Grades of Green and, more specifically, the Youth Corps mentors who have helped guide me and offered me opportunities, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing, and I wouldn’t have the opportunities for the future that I have. I received the Regents’ Scholarship at UC San Diego, one of …

Andrea Ganz

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Thank you for giving my daughter a great year with Grades of Green. Aside from her working on the shoe drive and becoming an active member of the Green Team, the program built up her self-confidence and self-esteem. -Andrea Ganz, parent of Youth Corps student

Rebecca Tarkington

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Let me just say I am SO IMPRESSED with Grades of Green on so many levels.  The way you interact with the kids is so reassuring.  It gives them confidence and the way they are turning into little leaders is such a great thing! -Rebecca Tarkington, parent of Youth Corps student

Zipporah Kiger

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Grades of Green, thank you ladies for the experience, challenge, and tremendous support. Your website is inspiring and extremely helpful! You made it possible to start from scratch and compete against so many other amazing schools! Keep up your amazing passion for our precious earth! – Zipporah Kiger, Grades of Green Co-Chair and Parent at …