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Bluegrass Land Conservancy

Six Tips for Inspiring Youth Beyond Schools

1. Talk to parents and organizations in your community. Ask them what they are working on or what they need to enrich the lives of…

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Fiona Hicks Photography

Nature-based summer camp

A nature-based summer camp offers full scholarships, as needed, so any child can participate. The program provides free lunch to all campers and works with…

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Youth crews improve wildlife habitat

Groundswell Conservancy partners with Operation Fresh Start to provide job training and on-the-land conservation education for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The youth crews…

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children Pond Scooping

Enrichment Program for Elementary Students

In partnership with another non-profit, offers a weekly after school enrichment program for elementary students at the local school with two programs: Grades K–2 and…

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Leadership, Employment Skills

Conserving Carolina hosts a Summer of Service program for community members ages 17 to 19 interested in trying something new and learning more about oneself…

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Rural and Urban Connections

Camp for kids ages 5 to 19 during school breaks and the summer to connect kids to the land, river and wildlife. Uses a multidisciplinary…

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Youth Summer Camp
KLT Staff

Healing from Domestic Violence

For an organization dedicated to land protection and restoration, it was both a new language and a new way of thinking. “What I mean by…

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© Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

Year-Round After-School Programs, K–12

The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust is an urban land trust operating in the City of Lowell. In 2005 it initiated an after-school program offering…

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Wildlife Camps

“Babes in the Woods” meets once a month throughout the year providing age-appropriate games, crafts, stories and other activities that connect participants to the natural…

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Farming, food and photography

The Agricultural Stewardship Association teamed up with local organizations, including The Arts Center, to offer a unique program to middle school students during the summer…

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