Next YAC workshop! 4:00PM-6:00PM
Tuesday, February 19
see calendar below for total YAC schedule
The Youth Action Corps (YAC) is a creative youth leadership program for high school and early college aged youth. YAC members work together to support Ironwood Tree Experience by providing a youth voice and leadership for programs and events. YAC members ensure that Ironwood Tree Experience programs are superlative, meet youth’s interests and wellbeing, and provide awesome YAC activities that lift spirits and build skills!
YAC teens embrace their love of nature, people, and community by engaging in activities, intititives, interships and program in four spheres of stewardship such as Conservation & Restoration, Environmental Educational, Sustainable Community Development, and Eco Entrepreneurship!
High school and college age youth who have participated in previous ITE EcoPrograms and interships are automatically a YAC member. All YAC members are encouraged to participate in monthly YAC workshops at the Ironwood Tree Experience – Urban Field Station where young people meet friends, share stories, and become part of YAC committees that are making a difference in the community.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated YAC coordinator. Her name is Lena Porell and she comes to ITE as a UA graduate student and a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow. She is passionate about nature and sustainable communities and youth who are the leaders in a new world vision!
Spring 2019 YAC Schedule!
|January||Sun-Tue 1/20-22/19||WFA Training and certification||Meet at ITE UFS & drive to NOLS SW Center 2751 N Soldier Tr|
|Sun 1/27/19||Sonoran Desert Group Hike||Meet at ITE UFS & travel to Brown Mountain|
|Februay||Tue 2/19/19 4PM-6PM||YAC Workshop||ITE - Urban Field Station|
|Thu-Sun 2/21 - 24/19||Marine Studies||Meet at ITE UFS & travel to Brown Mountain|
|April||Fri-Sun 4/5-7/19||Backpacking||Meet at ITE UFS & travel to Sky Island|