“Green Team was the first time out of my clique. I was surrounded by complete strangers that I had to work with, eat with and camp with but from day one my teammates were so welcoming. They were kind, funny, respectful and caring. I didn’t know that a complete group of strangers would become some of my best friends. Because of them and the Groundwork Hudson Valley staff, I learned how to become a leader and a team player. On one of our camping trips to Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge, we went on a hike.
The view was amazing, the air was fresher and crisper, the sky was clearer, the grass was greener. I was totally shocked and amazed to find out that these types of areas are in my local community and within arm’s reach.