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Community Action projects are an integral part of  ITE.

ITE expresses its commitment to community through urban and rural community action projects such as “Community Action Toolkit Program” and “Youth Engaged Stewardship”.  We advocate for restoration of our natural play spaces and ecological systems  integrated within the community as integral to the creative development and wellness of our kids, overall aesthetics, and restorative ecological health of our community.

Get involved whether you are a teen, neighbor, teacher, parent or whom ever! Click on the pics below to learn more.

Community Action Toolkit Program & Youth Engaged Stewardship

CAT Protocol

Community Action Toolkit Program

CAT Protocol

The Community Action Toolkit Program (CATP) assists community members across ages, backgrounds, abilities, and interests with the implementation of “do-it-together” community-driven projects. Projects engage diverse members of a community, foster youth action, practice a holistic and sustainable approach to project development and engender a sense of place. Best practices, tools, and local resources are recommended to create a Community Action Project.

 ITE designed a Community Action Toolkit for Neighborhoods and Schools to support and provide resources for successful projects which is available for free download! Please let us know if you download it or use it in any way by dropping us a quick note. We want to know how many folks find it useful and any comments you may have! Click on the link (11.32MB) community_action_toolkit

Click to HERE view CATP Video

Are you between the ages of 15 and 20 and would like to earn money and help your community lease fill out this APPLICATION

If you are a neighborhood or school that has already seen the ITE CATP presentation then please fill out this APPLICATION.

Any other inquires? Contact us!

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Youth Engaged Stewardship! Teens for Hire!


The YES! program is a partnership between Ironwood Tree Experience, Empire High School, Cienega Watershed Partnership and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The programs takes place over nine sessions during the months of June and July. Up to twelve youth ages 15 to 19 are selected from applications submitted by early May. Transportation from Tucson and Vail is provided to the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area which is managed by the BLM. The first sessions include an orientation to the area and an overview of the management issues. Mid program, students engage in activities such as assessing site conditions, training in facilitation and project planning. During the final sessions participants carry out a project and evaluate their efforts. The adult leaders include experienced environmental educators from Empire High School, Ironwood Tree Experience, Cienega Watershed Partnership with support from experts in ecology, botany, herpetology, mammology and much more!

Interested? Please click HERE to learn more and apply.