Student Stories

No Straw November

On October 11, 2017, the California Coastal Commission unanimously passed Jr Ocean Guardians’ Resolution declaring November as No Straw November. The efforts …

Youth Corps leaders support bike lanes

When Manhattan Beach students heard that the city was considering adding more bike lanes, they were eager to show their …

2017-2018 Youth Corps Eco-Leaders Unite

Grades of Green welcomed 55 passionate students to our 7th annual Youth Corps Eco-Leadership program this past Sunday, October 1st, …

Youth Corps Students Join Coastal Cleanup Day 2017

Last month over 23,000 lbs of trash was collected from California beaches in honor of Coastal Cleanup Day – that’s about …

Grades of Green Eco-Leader Johanna Skips the Straw

I am Johanna, a 13 year old student at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, California. I have a passion …

Catching up with Grades of Green Youth Corps Alumni Alex

Nothing makes our day more than hearing from our Grades of Green Alumni! This summer we were thrilled to catch …

Manhattan Beach Sun Highlights Youth Corps Native Garden Project

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Metropolitan Water District provided a grant to Grades of Green which helped …

Trash Free Lunch Challenge Featured by Lush

Lush highlighted Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge and our mission to inspire and empower kids to care for …

Donate Used Shoes at the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market and Tabula Rasa

Grades of Green wishes a very happy 11th anniversary to the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market! To celebrate, Grades of Green …

Teacher Family Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Grades of Green wishes a happy summer break to both students and teachers alike! To kick off summer, we hosted …

17,000 Shoes Collected, 8,000 More to Go!

Did you know over 300 million children in the world can’t afford shoes, yet millions of shoes are dumped into …

Fundraising Success at MBMS

Manhattan Beach Middle School shared some great news with us lately! In a recent e-newsletter, MBMS celebrated the installation of …