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(Collegiate and High-school Internship Program)
CHIP Interns provide environmental and conservation lessons through our C.L.E.A.N (Children Living Energetically Advancing Nature) curriculum. Students participate in a variety of projects and experiments to expand their knowledge of sustainability, conservation, environmental education and the benefits of gardening. C.H.I.P Collegiate & High School Internship Program Students from surrounding colleges, universities and high schools are recruited and trained to participate in a variety of internship and volunteer opportunities with Greening Youth Foundation.
Selected interns are able to contribute to the administrative, curriculum, and teaching components of PSI. There are also GYF sponsored events that interns are able to volunteer with including our annual Urban Campout in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Throughout their internship, interns participate in Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Urban Watershed and Project Learning Tree training and are able to receive certification in these programs. C.H.I.P. interns selected are presented with the opportunity to implement programming in career fields beyond their traditional majors
Public School Initiative
The Public School Initiative (PSI) Department of GYF encompasses all educational & curriculum based programming for our organization. GYF provides environmental and wellness programming to students in grades k-12 through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs, Recreation Centers and public schools throughout the Metro Atlanta Area.
GYF employs a professional staff of historians, sociologists, psychologists, educators, marine biologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and wilderness experts. GYF’s team is highly specialized and focuses on land acquisition, design and development, greenway and green space project management, community mobilization and outreach. We are dedicated to the preservation of nature’s finite and historical resources. Collectively we have more than 400 years of experience facilitating youth programs that emphasize personal growth through hands-on experience and challenges.