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
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.

The LEAF program is made possible through leading support from the Toyota USA Foundation.
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