We provide resources and education to engage
citizens in building more beautiful communities.
Middle and high school students participate in weekly activities to explore the outdoors, learn the truth about trash, and discover what's in our water. Activities are complimented with service projects. Students take action in their communities to mark storm drains, recycle, beautify their campuses, and restore creek and nature preserves while earning community service hours. As a Green Teen you can become eligible for a paid summer internship to mentor younger youth. 
What is Green Teens
  • Youth ages 12 and up participate in weekly after-school activities to learn about water quality, gardening, recycling, alternative energy, and sound environmental practices.
  • Students take ownership of their communities through service projects while earning community service hours.
  • Field trips bring activities to life.
  • Teen leaders become eligible for a paid summer internship to mentor youth at Keep Austin Beautiful's Green Stewards Camp. 
2013-2014 Schedule - Programming runs from September to May.
  • Akins Highschool: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:30pm
  • Martin Middle School: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:45pm
  • Eastside Memorial Highschool: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Fulmore Middle School: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:15pm
  • Travis High School: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • LBJ High School: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Youth - see schedule above to join sessions taking place on your campus
  • Teachers - contact the Keep Austin Beautiful education team via email or at 512.391.0617 x 701 to bring Green Teens to your campus
Since Green Teens was launched in 2005, the program has become one of Keep Austin Beautiful's signature educational programs expanding from three to six participating schools and increasing the number of attending youth from 42 to 165 annually!
Our partners speak out about what they like most about Green Teens:
  • "I liked how the program was very hands-on and educated children about various subjects including healthy eating, composting, gardening and insect life."
  • "Thanks again for everything you guys have done for us at Bedichek. It is much appreciated."
  • " The apprenticeship offered the kids many realistic applications of how to 'green' their own lives and involved their families in real ways by having kids provide samples and take information back to their parents and siblings."
  • "Energy level of the instructor and instructional materials is great."



Green Teens is implemented in partnership with Boys and Girls Club and ACE - Austin.
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