Greenagers is able to reach students even before high school with our after-school and summer programs for kids. With Greenagers staff, middle schoolers venture outdoors to explore, engage, and ultimately give back to the environment and community. We encourage students to make more informed decisions about how they treat the world around them through hands-on activities involving climate change, nature observation and appreciation, and service-learning projects for those within the community and our international neighbors. Each season ends with service learning projects through which the kids help a community member or organization, learn an important skill (e.g. woodworking, gardening), and experience how a community is supported and strengthened.

Our partners and resources include: Berkshire Natural Resources Council, The Nature Conservancy, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Housatonic Valley Association, Project Learning Team, Turtle Tree Seed, Woven Roots Farm, Mass Audubon, Railroad Street Youth Project, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Berkshire Community Action Council, Native Habitat Restoration, Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Housatonic River Walk, Project Sprout at MMRHS, Guido’s Marketplace and Race Mountain Tree Services.

Middle school can be challenging for many kids, and we aim to show these kids that their community offers beauty and inclusion, and a chance for them to maintain that beauty.