YouthBuild USA’s Green Initiative provides opportunities for the program’s students and graduates to pursue green careers and environmental leadership, while increasing the production of green affordable housing. EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online partnered with YouthBuild to develop a seven-week online course to engage YouthBuild instructors in readings, activities, and discussions that develop knowledge and skills to incorporate green building and other environmental concepts into their classroom curriculums. The course brings together teachers of all content areas to share best practices around five key themes—Water, Energy, Land, Food, and Leadership. In addition, teachers will be able to help students learn the important concepts assessed by the GED and certificate programs and connect what they are learning on their job sites to their academic programs. The class will culminate with completion of a project-based lesson plan for green building education project aligned to GED or diploma standards.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Director: Barbara Treacy
Funder: Home Depot Foundation