“It’s Beautiful Out Here”

Written By OutdoorAfro

Published on Dec 10, 2010

The Nature Conservancy is doing some terrific work to help youth connect to the outdoors and foster the next generation of environmental leadership though its LEAF program — Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future, a comprehensive environmental leadership program for teenagers and their educators.
Brigitte Griswold, Outdoor Afro friend and Director of Youth Programs says, “The Program brings students from all different backgrounds to work together towards a shared set of conservation goals. For many of these urban youth, it’s their first time living outside of the city, their first extended time in nature, their first paid job, their first opportunity to swim in a lake or a river, to camp and kayak. All of these “firsts” combine to provide a truly transformational experience. And when they return to the City, they become ambassadors for conservation in their families and communities.”
Great job Brigitte and the Nature Conservancy! Learn more about these courageous kids and this amazing program by clicking HERE!