Youth Action Corps

Youth Action Corps

Next YAC workshop! 4:00PM-6:00PM

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

see calendar below for total YAC schedule


Madeline, David & Isolde ponder a horned lizard

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 teens embrace their love of nature, people, and community by engaging in activities, initiatives, internships, and programs through Conservation & Restoration, Environmental Education, and Sustainable Community Development!

Organ Pipe Cactus NM

Any youth who has participated in previous ITE programs are automatically a YAC member. All YAC members are encouraged to participate in fun monthly YAC workshops at Ironwood Tree Experience – Urban Field Station, where young people meet friends, share stories, and become part of committees that are making a difference in the community.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated YAC Coordinator. Lena Porell comes to ITE as a UA graduate student and a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow. She is passionate about nature, sustainable communities, and youth who are the leaders in a new world vision!


YAC Schedule!

MonthDate ACTIVITYActivity Locations
FebruaryThu 2/20/20 4:30PM-6:30PMYAC WorkshopMeet at ITE UFS
Sun 2/23/20 8AM-noonUrban Ecosystem MonitoringITE - Urban Field Station and travel to GreenLot and Santa Cruz River
MarchThu 3/12/20 4PM-6PMYAC WorkshopMeet at ITE UFS
Sun 3/8/19 9AM-noonUrban Ecosystem MonitoringITE - Urban Field Station and travel to GreenLot and Santa Cruz River
Sa-Su 3/28-29/19
8AM Sat - 5PM Sun
Backpacking!Meet at ITE

Meet Youth Action Corp Members

Ajang

Ajang Deng

Ajang

I spent the early years of my life in Kenya, coming to the US with my mom and brothers under the refugee program. Settling in Tucson I graduated from Cholla High School and I am now attending Pima Community College.

My experiences with ITE include camping, backpacking and participating the the EcoMonitoring program where I deployed wildlife cameras in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park with the NPS Sonoran Desert Network.

I am now currently serving as a youth representative for climate action and I hope to become a physician and help people around the world.

Madison

Madison Birchard

Madison
Yada

Yada Leal

Yada
Sam

Sam Love

Sam
Pino

Arthur Pino

Pino
Nola

Nola Stockam

Nola
Matvey

Matvey Cronyn

Matvey
Love

Lové Garcia

Love
Isaiah

Isaiah Haley

Isaiah
Diego

Diego Gray

Diego
CAT – Terra

Terra Gomez

CAT – Terra
CAT – Isolde

Isolde Edminster-Genet

CAT – Isolde
CAT – Dot

Dot Pallanes

CAT – Dot
CAT – Andrea

Andrea Casas

CAT – Andrea
YAC – Ben

Ben Ge

YAC – Ben
YAC – Claire

Claire Yarrington

YAC – Claire
YAC – Eliseo

Eliseo Moreno

YAC – Eliseo
YAC – Gabe

Gabe Sampliner

YAC – Gabe
YAC – Geran

Geran Lewis

YAC – Geran
YAC – Gianna

Gianna Alvarenga

YAC – Gianna
YAC – Hako

Hakó Kaplan

YAC – Hako
YAC – Haven

Haven Beuden

YAC – Haven
YAC – Lydia

Lydia Ge

YAC – Lydia
YAC – Miguel

Miguel Ceballos

YAC – Miguel
YAC – Samantha

Samantha Zazueta

YAC – Samantha
YAC – Sebrana

Sebrana Dowayee

YAC – Sebrana
YAC – Stephanie

Stephanie Lopez

YAC – Stephanie
YAC – Will

Will Kleiner

YAC – Will
YASWC – Kallie

Kallie Boring

YASWC – Kallie
YAC – Izaiah

Izaiah Provencio

YAC – Izaiah