Green Team Youth Corps

2020-2021 Fellowship

Building the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

The Green Team Youth Corps is a year-round program for youth 13-18 that connects them to nature while empowering them to be advocates for themselves, their city and the environment. The program is divided into two sessions - the community service Fellowship (after school) and the stipend paid Apprenticeship (summer). The Fellowship is offered during the school year and is open to all youth who attend Duval County Public Schools. The Fellowship is an opportunity to earn community service hours while learning, serving and leading community projects. Fellows will work in teams to complete projects throughout the school year and participate in enrichment programming such as yoga and public speaking workshops each month.  Each semester, Fellows will be offered the choice to work on one or more projects that contribute to the beautification and uplifiting of Jacksonville. To learn more about the  projects, click the Project Descriptions link below. 

Due to COVID-19, the Fellowship will be conducted primarily via Zoom. Any in-person or field days, will require the youth to social distance and wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

Fellowship Activities

Fellowship activities projects follow the Learn, Serve, Lead model. Fellows will work with subject matter experts to learn about a topic or a new skill before putting their knowledge to action in the community.

Learn Activities


LEARN activities are for Fellows to cultivate the base knowledge to support and complete a larger project that furthers the mission of Groundwork Jacksonville.

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The SERVICE activities are opportunities for Green Team to put the ethos of stewardship into action. These activities will support Groundwork Jacksonville, as well as our partners in the community.

Leadership Activities


Formal and informal LEAD opportunities will be presented to Fellows to demonstrate their leadership skills as individuals and in teams. Many of these activities are a chance for youth to learn about project planning and logistics.

Fellowship Incentives 

Participating in the Green Team Fellowship will give youth the opportunity to complete their service hours for school and the Bright Futures scholarship. It will also give their application priority status for the paid summer apprenticeship.

Based on attendance at the end, Fellows will receive Groundwork Jax swag for 30%, 60%, and 80% completion.

Attendance includes all Learn, Serve, and Lead opportunities.


Green Team Hoodie
Green Team Reusable Water Bottle or T-shirt
Green Team Reusable Water Bottle or T-shirt

For example:

Curt decides to participate in Landscape Design Workshop. There are 14 workshop days, but after March 20th he has to quarantine for COVID.

30% = 14 x 0.3 = 4.2 so 4 days or (4/14) x 100% = 28.5 so 30%

Curt is finally well enough to come back on April 20 to help finish the build, so he adds 2 more days.

(6/14) x 100% = 42.8%

This is below the 60% requirement BUT Curt attended the S-Line Trail Maintenance in February, and March, as well as Hogans Creek Cleanup in January, March, and April. He also volunteered to attend a pop up GT event in February. He adds 6 more days.

(12/14) x 100% =  85.7% so now he qualifies for a hoodie!

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Download a waiver packet for each youth and submit by emailing Ms. Shanell. If you have trouble, contact

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Green Team will be working on three projects this Spring. Click here to learn more and decide which project you want join.


View the calendar of events for the Fellowship. Click the links to view the event descriptions and sign up.


For questions or comments, contact Maddy Gavaletz, Green Team Coordinator,