For Youth

Three youth stand holding a shovel and garden clean-up buckets in the EcoHouse community garden.

Here at Green Venture, we aim to support the eco-journeys of local youth. Our Youth Programs offer an abundance of opportunities for high school students looking to get involved in their communities, young professionals seeking to develop professional skills, and budding environmentalists exploring how they can take climate action. Join us! 

A group of young people sit and stand around a table on a red deck. They are talking, smiling, and doing a gardening activity. Text reads "Green Venture YouthQuake: Eco conversation, stewardship, workshops, and more! Second and fourth Wednesday of the month. youth@greenventure.ca @greenventureyouth." Logos for Hamilton Community Foundation, Conserver Society of Hamilton and District, Green Venture, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation are along the bottom.

Green Venture YouthQuake

Join our bi-weekly, drop-in, virtual YouthQuake meetings for eco conversations open to all Hamilton youth ages 14-24. Recent topics have included waste, consumerism, fast fashion, food choices, and more. The conversations are youth-led, and guided by Green Venture staff.

To join, email youth@greenventure.ca with the subject “I want to join Green Venture YouthQuake”.

On Wednesday June 8, join us for our FIRST EVER IN PERSON YouthQuake meeting!! We will plant a bird-friendly garden at EcoHouse then sit and chat over some popcorn. RSVP is required and spaces will be fill on a first-come-first-served basis.

Youth Stewardship Program

The Education Team at Green Venture is excited to announce our fall session of our Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program (YSP)! Through the YSP Program, Hamilton high school students develop transferable professional skills, earn volunteer hours, and gain knowledge of environmental issues. Guest speakers in the environmental field share their expertise. As part of this program, we offer mentorship and mini-grants for students to develop hands-on action projects that address the chosen environmental issue, directly benefiting their local communities and the planet. Participants collaborate to design and implement these projects, putting their new environmental knowledge and professional skills into practice and making a meaningful difference in their communities.

 

Topic: Growing our Urban Forests

Dates: Weekly on Wednesdays beginning September 28

Location: In person at EcoHouse (22 Veevers Dr), virtual on Kumospace

 

Apply here. Priority is given to youth who self-identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group, and who can make the commitment to actively participate in program activities. The final selection will be made from all eligible applicants by random draw.

Nature Kids

Nature Kids is an after school program that provides opportunities for children aged 5-11 to get outside, engage with nature, and stay active. Registration for our fall series will open on September 6th 2022. Register for the program and find more information here