Bluegrass Goes Green

Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation, now Sustainable Business Ventures, was selected by the Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board to manage a similar “Green” program in Central Kentucky. The “Bluegrass Goes Green” project focused on developing local community plans to “go green.” There was a team of five economically disadvantaged youth in 11 of the 17 counties in the Bluegrass WIB service area. The youth participants were paid $7.25 per hour for thirty-hours a week for six weeks. This program was funded with ARRA federal stimulus monies. Youth researched and developed a “green” plan for their communities and presented to local government officials. The Estill County Jolly Green Giants team won the competition and each member was awarded a laptop and a Lexmark Printer. This Project was funded by the Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board and the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Estill County Jolly Green Giants team won first place in the Bluegrass Goes Green Competition, a
summer jobs program paid for with federal stimulus money. From left are Jennifer Compton, Bluegrass
Workforce Investment Area assistant director; Lenny Stoltz II, executive director of Bluegrass ADD;
Victoria Witt, the Estill group’s leader; Brittany Woolery; K.D. Eaton; Tiffany Kelley; T.J. Luster; and
Bobby Clark, president of the Kentucky Student Ventures Corp. The sixth team member was Bailey Macey.

Bluegrass Goes Green teams tours Toyota Motor Manufacturing
plan in Georgetown and sees a Toyota Hybrid.  


Bluegrass Goes Green teams clean up beach at Fort Boonesboro.