GRID Alternatives Inland Empire provides hands-on classroom education and curriculum, as well as invaluable on-the roof job training through its Solar Futures program. This program equips youth with the tools necessary to propel them into a promising solar career. GRID IE’s mission to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy could not be possible without our community partners.

This summer GRID Alternatives Central Coast partnered with California State University Monterey Bay to offer a six-week immersive solar class as part of the university's Upward Bound program. 

The student cohort met on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July and included ten high school students from across Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. The program leveraged GRID Alternatives' hands-on solar installation model to educate and inspire the next generation of solar leaders.

Last month, Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy (SAVA) students participated in our Solar Futures program. SAVA is a 7th-12th grade public charter school in Sacramento offering a personalized education path for each of our students. Instead of the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom, SAVA seeks to motivate and encourage students to be independent learners.