Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership connects young people from a diverse array of backgrounds with linked experiences that foster conservation values, community engagement and appreciation for our public lands. Summer offers Youth Leadership Adventures, immersive wilderness experiences empowering the next generation of conservation leaders. High school students canoe, backpack, camp and complete stewardship projects while receiving training in outdoor leadership, field science and public speaking. Other opportunities include the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit and Youth Ambassadors.

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    Youth Leadership Adventures

    Empowering the next generation of conservation leaders with immersive wilderness experiences on our local public lands

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    Connect with other student leaders, regional conservation organizations and mentors at this annual gathering

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    Introducing diverse youth from Mount Vernon's Kulshan Creek neighborhood to the natural wonders of the Skagit Valley and North Cascades

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    Stay engaged by applying for a job or internship in an environmental field, participating in another program or training or volunteering with a local organization.