Tips for Success

We want your Go Green Youth Challenge to be a success. The greatest tip we can offer is don’t be afraid to customize your fundraising campaign. Think of ways your community likes to get involved in projects and incorporate that into your efforts. We have come up with tips we think will help you run a successful campaign.

  • Talk about why trees are important. Ask yourself, friends, parents, teachers and anyone else you can think of the following questions: Why do we need trees? What do trees provide for humans? Do trees provide different services for wildlife, insects, birds, etc? Explore the world-wide web for information about trees. Or click here for information about trees.
  • Challenge yourself to set a goal. You will have more success if your goal is realistic and achievable.
  • Brainstorm who you can team up with. Perhaps your classroom, school, youth group, business, friends and family, etc.
  • Spread the word. Let people know about your efforts to raise money for trees. You can send letters, call people, email, whatever it takes to get the word out.
  • Think about how you can raise money. Ask friends and family for donations. Hold a garage or bake sale. Collect pop cans from neighbors. Power off electronics at home and donate the money saved.
  • Talk about where in your community trees are needed…….schools, neighborhoods, parks, etc.
  • Contact a local professional to learn about trees in your area. Your local city or town might even have an urban forester on staff.
  • Get excited and motivated! Decorate a collection jar, make a banner or anything else you can think of to kick off your campaign.

Hopefully, these tips will get you started and thinking of ways to run a successful Go Green Youth Challenge. The sky is the limit. All it takes is a little creativity and you will be on your way. Don’t forget we want to hear how you did. Send your photos, drawings, or letters to


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