How Our Programs Impact Youth
Our award-winning programs support youth to connect with nature, develop skills to care for nature, grow land-based job skills, and connect with community. Each season, we evaluate our programs to measure and deepen impact, and advance our commitment to anti-oppression and inclusion. Watch the video to learn more about our impact areas and hear directly from EYA youth!
1. Connecting With Nature
EYA programs support youth to deepen their relationship with the land. Youth report feeling increased respect for the environment and sense of reciprocity and kinship with nature, and more desire to care for nature.
2. Skills To Care For Nature
EYA programs support youth to develop the skills, practical experience, and confidence to steward and restore the environment, including native plant horticulture, ecological restoration, and Indigenous land stewardship practices.
3. Land-Based Job Skills
EYA programs support youth to develop land-based job and employability skills that empower them to pursue values-aligned green livelihoods that care for nature.
4. Connecting With Community
EYA programs support youth to develop new friendships, increase connection to community, meet Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and grow self-confidence.
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