Next Generation is about guiding youth to connect with our fragile planet, our life-giving communities and their resourceful selves. The mission is to empower young people in Marin to learn about pressing environmental and social issues; develop leadership skills; and take grassroots action for peace and sustainability. The Green Schools Program is at the core of Next Generation’s work. Tailored to each school’s interests and priorities, program offerings include school garden and nature awareness activities, in-class sustainability lessons, school-wide assemblies, puppet shows, outdoor field trips and service learning opportunities. In addition, the Green Schools Program provides youth leadership development through our facilitation of green teams and eco-clubs on campus. Furthermore, consultation services are offered to help schools green their campuses and connect with community organizations that can assist them to reduce their environmental footprint. Next Generation continues refining and improving programs and effectiveness in order to provide funders with high level of quality outputs for modest investment. Overall, the response from students, teachers and administrators continues to be positive and our programs continue to be in high demand.