Environmental education out of school programming

We are excited to partner with agencies and community centers across Lexington to also serve our students outside of the classroom. From afterschool clubs to spring break programming, our environmental education team can be found developing exciting opportunities to continue engaging our youth out of school time.

Youth Environmental Academy

The Youth Environmental Academy (YEA) is a way to get to know the city. What does the government do? Who are the people doing the work? How are decisions made about what gets done? We seek high school students to connect with the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. See behind the scenes. Learn about paid internships and job opportunities. Meet doers and decision-makers. Connect with students from across the country to learn how they are improving their communities.

Interested? Learn more!

Community Center programs

During fall and spring break, students can often visit Dunbar or Kenwick Community Centers to find exciting hands-on activities to entertain and educate them about our work. Check-in with center directors about when we will be visiting next!

We are also excited to partner with the William Wells Brown Community Center to offer a bike club again this year. Students learn the rules of the road and how they can ride their bikes safely through their neighborhoods.

Are you a group looking to partner with us? Contact Alice Hilton, Community Outreach Coordinator, at ahilton@lexingtonky.gov.