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 includes the Environmental Leaders Summit.

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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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    Youth for the Environment and People! (YEP!)

    In partnership with RESources, this program is an opportunity for students to share ideas and passions, learn about climate change solutions, and engage together in local stewardship by planning and implementing an action project.

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    Join local teens and adults from around the Puget Sound to discuss the environmental issues facing our communities. Come share ideas, talk with environmental professionals, and connect with your peers about the environmental topics you care about.

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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.


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