Sustainable Jersey

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Young Audiences can help you earn up to 70 points towards your school’s Sustainable Jersey Certification!

Sustainable New Jersey offers a certification program and grant opportunities for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources, and take steps to create a brighter future

Registered and certified schools gain priority access to grant programs and are eligible to apply for the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants program.

Young Audiences’ programs can help you earn points toward your school’s certification in the following categories:


YA Assembly Artist group JUMP WITH JILL transforming nutrition education into a rock concert!


Healthy Food Choices (10 points)

Our nutrition-education programs,
Jump with Jill and Healthily Ever After educate students about healthy eating.

“This was an exceptional wellness production! I just keep getting positive feedback from staff. It really kicked off our Wellness Week this year.”

– School Nurse, Sewell Elementary School


THE JUNK JAM BAND is a high energy, interactive, and educational group. Using found objects and homemade instruments they deliver messages of environmental awareness, social responsibility, and recycling.


Education for Sustainability (10 points)

Our teaching artists can deliver workshops and residencies that support learning about topics related to sustainability.


Students at work with YA teaching artist Kevin Pyle on a comic-inspired mural illustrating the water and rock cycles.


Innovation Project #1 (10 points)

Innovation Project #2 (10 points)

Our residency programs can address your sustainability needs and provide on going benefit to your school. Got idea, we’ll work with you to design and implement a program that aligns with your sustainability goals.

“The residency highlighted the connection between the arts and sciences and why they put the “A” in STEAM! The mural will be a lasting inspiration to our students.”

– Board Member, Haledon Public School


Students create music with drums they made and personalized in a YA drumming residency with Teaching Artist Josh Robinson.


Student Participation in the Arts (10 points)

Schedule any Young Audiences program!


Book Arts with YA Teaching Artist Gabrielle Kanter! A student and teacher work together to create a cereal box book at a Creatively Green Family Arts Festival.


Enrichment programs Through Partnership (10 points)

Green Fair (10 points)

We are your partner in arts education. Talk to us about creating a plan together! Young Audiences can be a part of your sustainability focused fair for students and families.