SF Rec and Park to Launch Summer Program for Next Generation of Green Leaders

SF Rec and Park recruits Greenagers starting on Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the launching of Greenagers, a summer program to educate the next generation of community leader and build a greener environment for a sustainable ecological future.  Greenagers, is part of RPD’s Youth Stewardship Program that provides outdoor educational opportunities for youth to learn about environmental impact and natural areas.  Greenagers will be kicking off at Crocker Amazon Playground on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

“SF Rec and Park’s mission is to foster in youth an understanding of their important role in helping to build healthy social and natural communities,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We are thrilled to launch Greenagers and groom our future green leaders.”

Participants in the Greenagers will meet three Saturdays a month.  The youth leaders will first work on natural habitat restoration.  Then they will research social and natural problems associated with neighborhood parks, and present workshops to their peers about problems they have learned.  The youth leaders will also collaborate with other organizations such as Literacy for Environmental Justice and the Crissy Field Center to learn and participate outdoor recreational activities which will reinforce the importance of park stewardship.

The goal of Greenagers is to provide opportunities and support for high school students who are looking to become the leaders in stewarding San Francisco’s recreational and natural areas.  For more information about Greenagers or Youth Stewardship Program, please visit SF Rec and Park’s website at www.sfrecpark.org .

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