Become a Green Mentor & Help a Local School Go Green

May 23, 2023 | Green Schools


Make a difference in your community this school year by serving as a Green Schools Quest Mentor! Learn more and register by August 31.

Missouri Gateway Green Building Council and Missouri Environmental Education Association are looking for passionate individuals to help schools improve their students’ health, reduce their environmental impact, and develop a culture of sustainability. Make a difference in your community this school year by serving as a Green Schools Quest Mentor!

The Program

The Green Schools Quest is an annual project-based challenge to K-12 schools to implement student-driven, no/low-cost sustainability projects at their schools with the help of a Green Mentor. Students document and share their impact, and awards are presented at elementary, middle, and high school levels. The challenge is open to all schools within Missouri and a portion of Southern Illinois. Participating schools represent the wide range of geographic, economic, and racial diversity that is found within communities throughout this area.

Mentor Role

Green Mentors are community volunteers who assist schools with project ideas, implementation, and resources. Additionally, they serve as role models and community connectors who expand students’ awareness of the wide variety of careers that relate to sustainability.

Time Commitment

Roughly 2-5 hours per month between October and March, plus a 2 hour training in September.

Support Provided

Mentors receive an orientation introducing them to the program and resources which include project idea lists, community resources, checklists and tips to guide them, and more. Mentors may reach out to the GSQ program manager at any time with questions and for support.

Learn More

Prospective mentors are invited to attend a GSQ Information Session via Zoom. Two sessions will be held which will cover the same content; choose the one that works best with your schedule: August 24, from 4:30-5:30 pm and September 7 from 4:00-5:00pm. All are welcome!


Mentor registration is due August 31. Register Now!

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