Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership connects underserved young people with linked experiences that fosters 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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    Empowering the next generation of conservation leaders with a range of year-round opportunities for high school students on our local public lands

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    Youth Ambassadors

    Meet like-minded students interested in the environment, explore the outdoors, fulfill service hour requirements and gain college success and career building skills

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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