What type of schools are allowed?
School green teams can be established at any school to include: public, private, homeschool programs, after-school programs and specialty schools (i.e., music, martial arts). Even colleges and universities can register their green team with us.
Is there a cost to register a green team?
No. There is no cost to be a part of this program.
What grade levels can participate in green teams?
School green teams are open to all ages. Most programs are designed for adaptability to kindergarten through 12th grade. College/university green teams are encouraged to participate and can reach out to discuss age-appropriate programming.
What is the deadline to sign up?
You can register your team at any time of the year! There is no deadline; you can start at any time. Renewal reminders are sent out each year in August.
I’m a student, can I organize a green team?
Students in grades K-12th must have a non-student coordinator over 18 years of age. Green teams are most frequently coordinated and registered by a school faculty or staff member. In some cases, parents/guardians can serve as school green team coordinators. College/university green teams can be student-led.
If my green team is returning for another year, is registration required again?
Yes, both first-time and returning school green team leaders must sign-up, each year. This helps to maintain accurate contact information and updated participation.
Does our campus have to be with in the Fort Worth ISD?
No. Several school districts have campuses within the City of Fort Worth city limit.
How many students are required to create a green team?
There is no size limit. The smallest green team size would be two: one coordinator and one student. This has occurred with homeschool green teams.
What if team time is extremely limited for activities?
Program elements are very flexible and adaptable. Our team can work with you to make adjustments.
How are green team activity hours captured?
Green team coordinators are encouraged to use Better Impact, an online software platform designed to capture activity hours. This help to record team hours. Typically, hours are recorded once per month. KFWB staff are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
What is the green team challenge?
The green team challenge is an annual challenge (August – May) that encourages participants to complete defined activities. By completing certain activities and documenting efforts, school green teams can record points. Green teams can win prizes. The green team with the most points will be named the team of the year.
What is the green team of the year?
Each May, the top scoring school green team is recognized as the KFWB School Green Team of the Year. Recent winning schools have received a tree to be planted on campus and a School Green Team of the Year banner or KFWB prize pack will be provided to the green team students. The winning team is also recognized on through the KFWB e-newsletter and social media.
Where is the green team challenge form?
Green team coordinators receive the challenge form upon registration. If needed, please email us. We can help you register your team and provide the current green team challenge form: KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov
Does my green team have to participate in the green team challenge?
No. While we encourage every team to participate, it is not required. Green teams can register, but elect not to take part in the challenge.
What about activities during summer months?
School green teams can certainly complete activities during summer months! Since traditional academic terms close during summer months, there is no active green team challenge during the summer.