Walton Green Teen

This is the official website of Walton High School's Green Teen. Contact us at waltongreenteen@gmail.com.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Walton Green Teen presented Award at BCEQ Awards Dinner

"Steve Ritz is presented with 2006 Award by President IC Levenberg and Education Chairperson Mark Stern at the awards dinner on June 14th, 2006."

"Future Green Teen Members and Collaborators - Award Winners of 174"

Friday, June 16, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

Walton Green Teen

Walton Green Teen
hey ritz when are we going to Bissel gardens again!
Peter Brannigan

Walton Green Teen

Walton Green Teen
hey wats good ritz you could count me in 4 the polar bear club!
Peter Brannigan

Monday, June 05, 2006

Paid Internships for Bronx Teens

Hello Green Teens!
It was great to see you at Parks Advocacy Day! I am on staff at New Yorkers for Parks and I am also a consultant on a project called CITI Youth. The CITI Youth program is looking to fill several paid internship positions in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

CITI (The Community Information Technology Initiative) is an interactive website www.myciti.org and training program that empowers high school students and community organizations to create an analyze maps of the neighborhood.

Interns are trained to become Map Technicians who provide a map making service for their local community board. Map Technicians get a first hand look at how local land use decisions are made, and the community boards get a much needed upgrade in technology.

This fall, the CITI Youth Program will expand into 20 neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. That means, we have openings for Map Technicians - a paid internship position ($10/hr) for students who live in:

Bronx Community Board 3 - Morrisania

Bronx Community Board 1 - Mott Haven

Bronx Community Board 5 - Morris Hts

Manhattan Community Board 10 - Central Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 - Morningside Hts, Manhattanville

Manhattan Community Board 11 - East Harlem

Queens Community Board 3 - E. Elmhurst, Jackson Hts

Queens Community Board 7 - Flushing

Queens Community Board 11 - Bayside

It would be great to do a training for all Green Teen members and have an opportunity to give you more information on the application process etc. Please feel free to call or email to set up a time!

Best Regards,

Micaela Birmingham
Program Director
The Municipal Art Society of New York

457 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

mobile: 347-268-78467



Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Green Teens Will Be Polar Bears

The Green Teens have decided to participate in the annual Polar Bear Swim on New Year's Day. Join us all for a refreshing swim at Coney Island.

Mr. Ritz promises lunch at Nathan's for all Green Teen and Walton High School participants. For group travel information, contact Mr. Ritz or comment on this post.

Green Teen Annual Ceremony: June 20

This year's closing ceremony will be held on June 20 in the Principal's Conference Center at 1 p.m. We will be visited by representatives from the Bronx Borough President's office. At this ceremony we will be presenting certificates of participation along with special awards. In addition, Ms. Villalona will be presenting certification awards to Citizen Tree Pruners. Mr. Tornifolio, our Principal, will be present as well. We invite you to attend.

Walton High School is located at 2780 Reservoir Avenue in the Bronx. For directions call 718-364-7400. We are easily accessible by mass transit.

Who We Partner With

We are proud to let everyone know that we work with Russ Lecount of Bissel Gardens. We have been working this year on a rooftop garden in collaboration with Sustainable South Bronx. We also partner with the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces and are presently pursuing a relationship with Lehman College. For additional related sites you can google "Stephen Ritz" and "Walton Green Teen." You can contact Steve Directly at snl978@aol.com.

Blog School at New Yorkers for Parks

Today eleven students from the Walton Green Teen visited New Yorkers for Parks' offices in Midtown Manhattan. We learned how to use email, so email us at waltongreenteen@gmail.com. We also learned how to update this blog, so check back often.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Welcome to Walton Green Teen's Blog

This is the official blog/website of Walton High School's Green Teen. The Green Teen is one of the most popular programs at Walton High School, with a waiting list of more than 40 kids. In 2005 Green Teen students grew more than 1,500 pounds of vegetables from seeds, to donate to the homeless in the Bronx.