Nature is amazing! Imagine the power of experiencing it for the first time.
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Your support will help The Nature Conservancy run programs like LEAF so urban youth experience nature and become the next generation of caretakers for our natural world.
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Hear from student alumni about their experience as they abandon subways and televisions for a month of hands-on green job training on nature preserves across the country. Watch video
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Learn more about how LEAF provides paid summer internships for high school students and helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources.
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Be inspired, read what the kids say
"Through the LEAF program I took my first step beyond the limits that had been set for me…I grew as a person. I no longer allow the bar to be set. Only I can set the bar and I’ll always set it higher than the world expects me to. I dare to step off the trail and make my own."
— Victor, M.
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The LEAF program is made possible through leading support from the Toyota USA Foundation.
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