Green Tech High Charter School has signed on to use the Passport for Good software platform to enhance the school’s service learning program and encourage students’ community engagement.
Green Tech enrolls approximately 360 boys in grades 9-12.
“Green Tech is already known for providing service-learning opportunities in a variety of contexts. We require that each student complete 100 hours of service-learning experience in order to graduate. This requirement provides our graduates for college and also prepares them to be positive citizens in their communities,” said Dr. Paul Miller, principal of Green Tech. “Using Passport for Good, we will be able to streamline and improve the effectiveness of our program while also capturing data to quantify our impact on the community. The Passport for Good platform will strengthen our students’ college applications and help to prepare them for a fulfilling, meaningful life beyond high school.”
Gayle Farman, founder and president of Passport for Good, said: “We are very pleased that Green Tech will begin to use our technology solution to capture quantitative and qualitative data on the impact that the Green Tech students have on the community, and to assist the students in building resumes that give them a leg up in achieving their goals for careers and higher-level schooling. We look forward to working with Green Tech.”
About Passport for Good
Passport for Good offers a first-in-class, subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) to address the growing interest of schools, corporations and the criminal justice system to capture qualitative and quantitative information regarding the experiences of individuals and groups performing community service activities. The robust software and mobile application assists non-profit organizations by allowing them to communicate their needs and motivates individuals to do their part in making their communities stronger. It also centralizes data, automates the community service experience, and aggregates data across individuals and events to allow organizations to demonstrate community impact and to enhance linkages between service learning, skill development, and academic and career exploration. Prototyped by students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, it is now powered by a full team of senior software engineers. The company was formed in 2016 by Gayle Farman of Slingerlands, NY. For more information, visit www.passportforgood.com.
About Green Tech Charter School
Green Tech High Charter School in Albany, which opened in 2008, prepares young men to complete high school with a Regents diploma so they will have the opportunity to attend college or choose an alternative, responsible career path as they enter adulthood. Green Tech High provides a complete high school curriculum, backed by a philosophy and culture that ensures every student will attain the skills and coursework necessary for a Regents diploma. Green Tech also provides robust instruction in technology and ensures that each graduate has a strong knowledge of environmental factors, including
human impact and sustainability.