Environmentally-Minded Teens Earn Community Service Hours For Volunteer Work Through Project Green Teens

Monday, September 26, 2011

Teens in grades 7 – 12 can help the environment while earning community service hours through Project Green Teens. Sponsored by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and the Youth Opportunities Office, Project Green Teens is a volunteer group of teens who strive to improve the environment and the mindset of the Virginia Beach community. These green teen leaders find and complete projects that make a difference in our parks, neighborhoods and schools, all while earning community service hours.


Meetings are held monthly with projects identified by the team. Upcoming projects include participating in a clean up on Fisherman Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, educating others about the environmental impact of plastic bags at the Old Beach Eco Market on October 15, conducting environmental audits of schools, and participating in a dumpster dive.


There is no cost to join Project Green Teens, although a permission slip must be signed by a parent. For more information, visit www.VBgov.com/pgt, www.Facebook.com/ProjectGreenTeens, or contact Caryl Thompson at cthompso@VBgov,com or (757) 385-4871.


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit www.VBgov.com/parks  or sign up for our email newsletters at www.VBgov.com/newsletters.


The Youth Opportunities Office promotes positive youth development for all Virginia Beach youth birth to 21 years of age through collaboration and partnerships, education and training, awareness, youth civic engagement, community involvement and investment. For more information, call (757) 385-0464  (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), or visit www.VBgov.com/yoo.