Started at Marlborough School, The GreenTeens provide after-school environmental education to elementary school students. Through a curriculum created and taught by students for students, the GreenTeens promote environmental literacy and inspire students to take action, make behavioral changes, and become green leaders in their communities.


Update: GreenTeens was recently recognized as apart of President Obama’s “Champions of Change” campaign by the White House! 

The White House

Al Gore’s Youth Website “Inconvenient Youth”

Beverly Hills Courier

U.S. Green Building Council

Center for Green Schools

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During the summer of my freshman year of high school, I was a volunteer docent at "Cool Globes," an environmental exhibit at the California Science Center, providing tours and engaging public elementary school students visiting on field trips.  While volunteering, I noticed that the majority of students visiting the exhibit had difficulty answering what I thought to be basic questions, such as "Why is it important to protect our environment" or "Why is recycling good for the environment?" 

I quickly understood my community's need for environmental education in public elementary schools and decided to create The GreenTeens, a program to increase students' understanding, inspire them to take action, and empower them to lead their communities toward green citizenship. 

I recruited twelve passionate classmates from Marlborough School, was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Alliance for Climate Education and later a match grant from the U.S. Green Building Council, went through a six month curriculum planning period in order to develop a completely original curriculum created and taught by students for students, formulated additive relationships with similar organizations such as Children's Nature Institute and A World Fit For Kids, and finally put our vision into action Fall 2010!

Alexa Boghosian

Founder/President of The GreenTeens

Class of 2013, Marlborough School


  1. 1.Visit 5 public or charter elementary schools with a 4-hour educational program.

  2. 2. Increase 2-3 new schools each year.

  3. 3.Expand the volunteer aspect of the program to other high schools in Los Angeles.

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