We explain Green Careers Exploration's purpose, approach and impact.

Helping students of color prepare for green careers

The green energy and environmental jobs sectors are growing. We exist to help young people of color prepare for these jobs through:
  • Education (K-12)
  • Experiences (Middle and high school)
  • Credentialing (Age 17+)

Learn more about educator opportunities

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Engaging partners students can relate to

It's important that students learn and work:

  • In the neighborhoods where they live
  • With people who share their life experience

Our partners make it possible.

Meet our partners

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Making a difference

Here are a few highlights from the first three years of our program (2020 to 2022). 

  • 1,000 K-12 students received environmental and STEM education and experiences.
  • 100+ young adults earned solar associate certificates.
  • 16 students worked in paid internships with solar developers.
  • 7 businesses became training partners. 
  • 5 of the students who worked in paid internships were offered and accepted full-time jobs.
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Contact us

Green Careers Exploration

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415