Ultimate classroom, best-ever summer job or outdoor adventure?
All of the above.
The river offers endless opportunities. What better time than high school to gain new leadership skills and knowledge. From school-year internships to summer employment to free outdoor trips, The Greenway Foundation offers many exciting ways to get involved.
I started working for The Greenway Foundation my junior year in high school as a River Ranger and went through the program two years in a row. However, I knew about SPREE way before that. My older brother actually worked for SPREE a couple of years before me. I remember seeing him come home from work with bead animals and waking up the next day with so much excitement. Call it sibling jealousy, but I craved that excitement, so when I got the chance to work with SPREE, I took it. Although it started with me wanting bead animals, it ended up showing me how passionate I am about the environment and making a change.
I always thought I would go into psychology, but when I started taking classes in college I quickly realized that psychology is not my passion. You can imagine the joy I felt when Julianne offered me to come back for a third year working as a seasonal educator this time. It was then when I realized I had gotten the opportunity to do what I am truly passionate about. The River Ranger program really helped me find a passion for the outdoors and make a change one camper at a time.
Greenway Leadership Corps
Want to meet new people or push yourself to try something new? Or are you thinking about being a wildlife biologist when you grow up? Maybe you want to learn about working with kids, love exploring the outdoors, or just want to help out your South Platte River.
Join the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) today! GLC is free and open to all Denver high school students.
Explore careers in environmental education through training, hands-on teaching experience, and outdoor adventure. The Greenway River Ranger Program helps youth develop leadership, strong communication, and critical thinking skills so you are ready for the future.
Check out our summer employment and school-year internship opportunities for high school students.