While it’s an honor to receive grants, it’s just as rewarding to give them. This past fiscal year, askHRgreen.org provided $6,335 in funds through our Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program to support classroom projects throughout Hampton Roads. More than 4,000 students at 13 schools participated in a variety of projects that included everything from sprucing up the school yard and organizing campus-wide recycling programs, to conducting field investigations along nearby waterways.
Among the recipients, Craddock Middle School students examined public policy decisions related to the environment by identifying outdoor areas in need of care through a community cleanup project. At Western Branch Middle School, participants refurbished and transformed wooden park benches into vibrant pieces of art that now enhance the school grounds.
Interested in starting a project of your own? We are now accepting applications for this year’s round of mini-grants, which award up to $500 for qualifying classroom projects. All Hampton Roads school teachers (K-12), youth leaders or organizations working with youth are eligible to apply. Check for details and access the application package here.