Green Generations is founded on passion and experience. Every child deserves to be happy and every parent and educator deserves to feel empowered with the tools necessary to nurture a child’s emotional well-being. Incorporated in 2011, GG began its pilot programs in 2012 and has since then continued to scale impact throughout New York City school communities.
Why We Are Needed
In New York City, 1 in 3 children live in poverty.
1 in 5 kindergarteners is obese in New York City.
64% of children in the Bronx live in single-parent households; 42% in Brooklyn.
Green Generations recognizes that poverty and its related stresses have a devastating effect on a child’s ability to succeed.
As the statistics above show, children in under-served communities experience multiple obstacles that prevent them from reaching their fullest potential. The breakdown of families and communities, and the extreme focus on academic standards leave many students without a support system.
Our children deserve the nurturing guidance to learn how to navigate their emotions, become self-confident, assertive, and develop the ability to have healthy relationships with others. These are necessary qualities for a successful life.
We are dedicated to reducing these barriers to academic and social success by empowering children and families with the tools necessary to alleviate the stresses of poverty while also inspiring generations of change-makers within their communities.
We establish long-term partnerships with under-resourced schools already overburdened with a core population who disproportionately suffer from poverty and family stresses.
Through these partnerships, we deliver a tailored 30-week, research-based, social- emotional program. Our program is uniquely structured around GG’s five core principles:
These principles help children develop self-esteem, self-care, resilience, and leadership skills, as well as provide the building blocks for making healthy decisions.