Greening Youth Foundation

June 08, 2020 2 min read

Simply Straws will be donating 10% of sales to Greening Youth Foundation all month of June

Learn more about GYF and why we are proud to support them.

Greening Youth

Welcome to
Greening Youth Foundation

The Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to engage under-represented youth and young adults while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation. GYF’s cultural-based environmental education programming engages children from local communities and exposes them to healthy lifestyle choices in order to create an overall healthy community.


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Make a Difference 

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.



Partner Internships

Explore the different partner internship programs offered. From the National Park Service to USDA Forest Service there is something for everyone. Other programs include The Bureau of Land Management (DHA), Outdoor Retailer Partners and The Move Mountains Grant.

Youth Conservation Corps

The need for preserving all of our nation’s history has never been greater! HBCUI relies on a variety of majors to make the movement work. From Engineering to History, and Business to Biology – skills make an impact.

Urban Youth Corps

GYF Urban Youth Corps strives to transform lives while transforming the communities around us! They set out on a path of positive growth and development for the individuals, their neighborhood, and those who will come after!

Public School Initiative

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 utilizes C.H.I.P interns to conduct these tasks.

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Our Team

The Greening Youth Foundation (GYF), a woman and minority-founded and led nonprofit, works with youth and young adults to provide environmental and wellness education and pathways to green careers.


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