In celebration of Earth Day, we are thrilled to announce a multi-year title sponsorship with ING Americas to support their Green Girls program. CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING is their innovative experiential STEM-based after school and summer program that inspires middle school girls to excel as environmental changemakers.
With the generous support of ING, their program will expand to more sites in New York City. They will adapt their curriculum to be shared—free of charge—with educators nationwide and will offer teacher training in both STEM-based subjects and socio-emotional development of middle school girls.
ING will also offer its program participants enriching mentoring opportunities with women leaders across their organization, showing girls how they can turn their passion for science into a green career.
The Green Girls transform their city parks, forests, and waterways from Harlem to Hollis into classrooms as they engage in hands-on lessons and community service. As public parks currently remain the only open space for all New Yorkers, the mission of Green Girls to become stewards for these spaces is more crucial than ever.
Follow their posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as we celebrate Earth Day and share more about their environmental initiatives. Keep up with the Green Girls by following #INGGreenGirls and share with us how you’re recognizing Earth Day today by tagging your posts @CPFNYC for a chance to be featured in their social media Earth Day stories!
City Parks Foundation brings New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although their programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open as critical community spaces to find solace, to exercise, and to stay healthy. Please give now if you can—any amount will help — so that they can be back in parks soon to keep their community connections and to help their city heal. You can also donate through a Facebook fundraiser or Amazon Smile. For program updates, visit their COVID-19 page and visit their Shows, Play and Learn Anywhere pages.
Via City Parks Foundation