We are thrilled to welcome our second cohort of Audubon Youth Leaders to the Center! 14 youth from local high schools have joined us for the program which runs from November 2022 through March 2023. Youth will complete 80 program hours total and will receive a $600 educational stipend upon completion of the program. This year, they will also receive a California Naturalist certification!
The Audubon Youth Leaders (AYL) program offers environmental leadership experience for high school aged youth. Participants will split their time between working towards their California Naturalist certifications, participating in workshops, practicing community program delivery and engaging in hands-on habitat restoration. We aim to work alongside the Youth Leaders to develop the next generation of environmental stewards and community advocates.
The current cohort has already begun the practice of nature journaling, explored Debs Park, and are developing their knowledge of local native plants and wildlife.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Youth Leaders!