Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership connects young people from local high schools that are interested in learning more about the natural world, local communities, and how they can get engaged in creating solutions that work for our human and natural communities. Summer offers Youth Leadership Adventures, immersive wilderness experiences empowering local youth to envision and build just and sustainable futures. High school students canoe, backpack, camp and complete stewardship projects while discovering their leadership strengths, building an inclusive community with peers, & identifying pathways to a hopeful & sustainable vision of the future. Other opportunities includes the Youth for the Environment and People (YEP) Program, which takes place after school in the fall.  

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    Youth Leadership Adventures

    Empowering the next generation of environmental leaders with immersive outdoor 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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    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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