Northwest Youth Leadership Summit

YLA-YLC-2014October 22, 2016

"A Confluence of Young Leaders"

North Cascades Institute, in partnership with Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park, hosts the annual Youth Leadership Conference in Seattle in October.

The conference is open to students ages 14-22 who have participated in youth leadership programs, including Youth Leadership Adventures, Leadership Corps, North Cascades Wild, Mountain School, Kulshan Creek Neighborhood Kids Program and Cascades Climate Challenge. Sixty youth participate in the conference aimed to provide tools for students to build their awareness, learning, inspiration and engagement to help equip them to take action towards conservation. The conference was created to facilitate increased engagement through repeated and new experiences, offer leadership training and workforce development opportunities.

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This conference is brought to you by:

 North Cascades Institute   HMJF

The 2015 North Cascades Youth Leadership Conference was held at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center November 6-8. You can read a blog post about this incredible gathering here. Thank you to our funders, including Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, Toyota and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

North Cascades Institute admits students and participants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability.