Students look through binoculars during the Center's Bioblitz.
Students look through binoculars during the Center's Bioblitz.
Programs

Youth Engagement

Working with the next generation of Environmental leaders.
Programs

Youth Engagement

Working with the next generation of Environmental leaders.

At the Audubon Center at Debs Park, we believe in the importance of educating youth in conservation. Youths of today become the leaders of tomorrow. 

Our Audubon Youth Leaders Program engages with youth to educate them on conservation and advocacy in their communities. Since 2018, we've worked with over 150 students from Sotomayor Learning Academy and Anahuacalmecac International University Prep.

Students at Sotomayor Learning Academy work on creating bird-friendly habitat at their school.

Audubon staff provide local youth with hands-on training on California native plants, restoration practices, and community engagement. Whether through classroom visitrs or summer internship opportunities, we are working to build up the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. 

Student interns working in the nursery.

Youth gets an opportunity to have their voices hear through Audubon California's Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Each year, 20 students from our partner schools advocate for the communities and local parks!

Students speak with State Senator Maria Elena Durazo.

Special thanks to Southern California Edison for their help in making this work possible! 

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