Stipends

Year after year, Grades of Green is proud to support students and teachers with free environmental programs to Eco-Leaders around the globe. In order to thank our hard working teachers, Grades of Green offers stipends to educators who lead a team of students. See how you can earn an educator stipend below!

What are Educator Stipends?

Educator stipends are how Grades of Green recognizes teachers for their hard work in leading a team of students through a project. Stipends can either be earned through our LAUNCH or RISE programs. 

Who Can Earn a Stipend?

Teachers

School Staff

Activity Leaders

How to Use a Stipend

Educators who earn stipends are free to use their earnings in any way they please. Here are some ways educators have used their stipends in the past!

Purchase Materials for Campaigns

Contribute to Green Team Budgets

Donate to the Commmunity

Personal Purchases

How to Earn Stipends

LAUNCH Eco-Lessons

Educators can earn a LAUNCH stipend by collecting leaves when completing a lesson. Look for the Eco-Level indicated by the number of leaves on each lesson. The top leaf earner will receive a Grand Leaf Winner certificate and higher stipend!

  • Earn 10 leaves by completing a minimum of 3 toolkits and receive a $100 stipend
  • Earn 20 leaves by completing a minimum of 6 toolkits and receive a $250 stipend
  • Earn 30 leaves by completing a minimum of 9 toolkits and receive a $500 stipend

How to Earn a LAUNCH Stipend

Register
Register for your LAUNCH Eco-Lessons
Complete LAUNCH Lessons
Use toolkits with your class and ensure to submit wrap up forms to earn leaves.
Submit Results and Pictures
Submit wrap up forms with pictures and/or video with Consent/Permission Forms.
Give Feedback on LAUNCH
Complete stipend and program feedback form at the end of the school year​

RISE Climate Solutions Campaign

Educators can earn a RISE stipend by leading a team through the entire school year long campaign. In addition to completing the program, educators will need to participate in 2 virtual facilitator trainings and complete a program feedback form.

  • New facilitators are eligible to earn up to a $500 stipend
  • Returning facilitators are eligible to earn up to a $250 stipend

How to Earn a RISE Stipend

Register
Register for the RISE Climate Solutions Campaign
Attend First Facilitator Training
Register for the first Facilitator Training and complete the first evaluation form
Attend Second Facilitator Training
Register for the second Facilitator Training and complete the second evaluation form
Complete the RISE Campaign
Lead students to completion of the RISE Program by submitted all phase forms
Submit Program Feedback
Complete the stipend and program feedback form at the end of the school year

UPLIFT School District Partnerships

Districts participating in our UPLIFT Program are eligible to work with Grades of Green to create a customized stipend plan. Educators who are a part of an UPLIFT district will have different terms to earn a stipend which will be determined by your district in partnership with Grades of Green. To learn more about our UPLIFT Program, click the button below!

Terms and Conditions

  • Note: All submitted LAUNCH, RISE, and UPLIFT program materials for stipends are subject to review by Grades of Green to determine qualification. Educators are limited to a single stipend.
  • Grade of Green has the right to qualify or disqualify LAUNCH, RISE, and UPLIFT users for stipends 
  • District Program/UPLIFT users have a separate stipend program/process and do not qualify for LAUNCH Stipends
  • Grades of Green has the right to change stipend amounts without notice
  • Limited number of stipends are available

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