You can support green job training through internships that build youth leadership, communications and project management capacity. Help us bring a diverse team of 17-23 year olds into our New York office to help us develop innovative youth mapping tools for charting the local environment, shared economy resources and climate concerns. These mapping tools, templates and multimedia resources will be initially tested across NYC, and then, shared with the Green Map network in 65 countries.
Our interns will be empowered with new leadership and environmental literacy skills that are urgently needed in this post-Sandy era. Understanding the tenets of resiliency and our city's specific challenges will lead to better decision-making and meaningful participation in sustainable development. With your help, our internship program will yield an improved toolkit that will help many more youth mapmakers become engaged in making our city, region and world a better place to thrive.
Practical green job skills that can be applied to a variety of workplace settings are not easy to come by in New York City. The small teams of interns supported through this program will attain much needed entrepreneurial, educational, research and environmental skills as they develop locally adaptable resources that amplify successful community-engaged processes. Their ability to assess, express and share insights through dynamic Green Maps and mapmaking tools will serve them throughout life.
Your support will provide a high-impact outlet for the energy of informed, activated youth. As we move forward, disseminating the new tools, you enable us to provide neighborhood stakeholders and decision-makers with fresh understanding of climate issues and how their community can become resilient and engaged in being 'part of the solution.' Thanks to the resulting Green Maps, the challenges and opportunities of urban ecology will become more compelling and actionable, locally and globally.