As we approach the holiday season, many students want to donate their time and give back to their community. For our friends in the Bay area, Project Giving Kids is offering a unique experience that will allow you to volunteer with multiple organizations in just a few hours. On November 12, Project Giving Kids is hosting their first Bay Area Create the Change Day at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto at 1pm. This fun-filled event will provide numerous hands-on opportunities for kids, teens and families to volunteer and will feature the PGK’s growing network of nonprofit partners in and around the South Bay and Peninsula. Whether you want to pack hygiene kits for people in need, assemble snack bags for families experiencing medical crises, or craft holiday cards for the homebound, come give an hour or two and help Project Giving Kids #CreateTheChange!

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets for the Create the Change event. Interested in finding other ways you can give back to your community in an eco-friendly way? Click here to register and unlock Grades of Greens 40+ eco-activities!

There is no better community event for Grades of Green than one focused on students! This week we attended two events in our community. Youth Corps eco-leader Leslie educated and inspired nearly one hundred teens and adults at Marine Teen Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She used Grades of Green’s Eco-Wheel to teach Aquarium guests interesting water, waste, toxins, energy, air, and earth facts. Many students were also interested in getting their school involved in Grades of Green’s Water Challenge, which is a great way to engage teens in environmental issues affecting their local water supply.

The Grades of Green team also hosted a short workshop with Amigos Unidos Manhattan Beach to train their teen volunteers on how to inspire and empower their peers to care for the environment. Twenty volunteers learned about the importance of waste reduction as well as simple things they could be doing to help care for the environment including reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting.

Are you inspired to care for the environment? Grades of Green is currently recruiting schools from across the globe to join our Spring 2018 Water Challenge! For more info, email us at today.