A recent Golf in America program on Golf Channel profiled Oakland Turf Education Initiative, which introduces inner-city youth to potential career paths in sports turf & golf course management, environmental sciences, and the green industry. Participating students go on study tours and field trips, attend after school programs, and participate in internships.
You can watch the segment here.
My favorite part of the story is when the reporter asks Metro Superintendent Gary Ingram how long he will be participating in OTEI. Gary's answer: "Are you asking me how long I plan to live?"
Here is another recent story on OTEI from the GCSAA: