Green Academy – GIYL Students

Books Motivate Foundation provides high school students with environmental conservation knowledge opportunities to showcase their educational literacy and achievement through our two signature programs for students in grades 9 through 12:

The National Climate Essay Student Competitionan annual program for high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories who are invited to submit climate essays to win possible publication and media distribution with monetary awards. The 2021 student climate essay submission deadline is May 29, 2021.

Download the 2021 Official Student Registration Form Here!

The Green Initiative Youth Leadership After-School Program (GIYL), is an interactive, virtual, and project-based mentorship program for high school students who complete two one-hour sessions each week for six weeks of online environmental science course instruction, and a sustainability individual, or group, project in their community. Registered students who complete the cohort program receive letters of recommendation, theme T-Shirts, mugs, and more!

Student enrollment is now underway! Financial need-based scholarship application requests may be submitted to:

Spring Session, April 6 – May 14, 2021, Registration Fee, $595.00

Cohort River Dolphins – Tuesday and Friday, 5 pm to 6 pm EST, CST, MST, PST Cohort Polar Bears – Wednesday and Friday, 5 pm to 6 pm EST, CST, MST, PST

The core curriculum for each calendar session is designed in alignment with the North American Association for Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence K-12 Environmental Education.


20+ Highly Qualified Environmental Educators throughout the United States

Dr. Pamela Ellis, Executive Director, Books Motivate Foundation

Download Green Academy (GIYL) Program Information

Register for GIYL After-School Today Here!

U.S. Climate Student Essayists Awards

2020 National Climate Student Award Essayist – Stella Carman

Read the award-winning essay – click here

2019 National Climate Student Award Essayist – Jasmine DeMaria

Read the award-winning essay – click here

Books Motivate Foundation recognizes the importance of educational attainments that emphasize the 21st Century goals of education highlighted by the Four Cs of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication, as well as STEAM content standards and objectives. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics provide the necessary educational foundation for student success in the majority of new careers in an ever-changing workplace and quality of life environment. We welcome partnerships with individuals and organizations working towards student achievements and awards in these crucial endeavors.