MOUSE and Solar One launch "green" program for youth leaders

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MOUSE, a national nonprofit organization that empowers youth to learn, lead and create with technology, in partnership with Solar One, a nonprofit that provides education and resources that create more sustainable urban environments, is pleased to announce the official launch of GreenTECH, a program that provides youth with an opportunity to positively impact the greening of their schools and communities.

GreenTECH, funded by a three-year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Solar One, MOUSE, and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, is an initiative to boost youth interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills while introducing them to environmental sustainability and green technology.

"MOUSE is about harnessing the spirit and talent of young people to affect change through technology, which for us starts with their learning environment," stated Marc Lesser, MOUSE Education Director. "Ultimately, we view GreenTECH as a way to empower youth to engage with and apply science and technology in ways that position them as activists to address real world problems."

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