Summer Series – Youth in Action: Students Work with County Board on Storm Drain Screen Project

We’re introducing a four-week summer series featuring amazing young people across the country who are leading positive environmental change in their communities. With the support of Earth Force and outstanding local partners, youth learn firsthand what it means to be in the driver’s seat as their communities face the challenges that come from our rapidly[…]

Summer Reading Recommendations

We’re only a couple of days away from the official start of summer, meaning it’s a great time to pick up a new book. Here are a few recommendations around youth, civic, and environmental engagement. (Thanks to staffers Kurt Moser and Erika Rodriguez for contributing to this list.) Rambunctious Garden, Emma Marris – A mind-expanding[…]

Are ‘Resiliency Skills’ the Key to Academic, Career, and Life Success?

This week, I came across an article on NPR about the importance of ‘nonacademic’ skills. These skills have been called/can include 21st century skills, grit, character, growth mindset, noncognitive traits and habits, social and emotional skills, and soft skills. We know these ‘nonacademic’ skills are critical to student success, but the educational community struggles to[…]