#FreshTracksAction Midwest Leadership Training

Fresh Tracks brings youth from urban and Indigenous communities together during a three-day expedition, using the outdoors as a background for transformative leadership development. Youth will learn valuable organizing skills, create community action plans, and work with the Center for Native American Youth, along with partners from Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders and Opportunity Youth United, to make a lasting impact in their home communities. The third of four regional trainings will be held in Chicago, Illinois from August 10 -12 (including travel dates). Travel, lodging, and meals will be covered for selected participants. Registration is due 12:00 pm Eastern Time on August 3rd. TO PARTICIPATE: Eligibility: Applicants must: Currently reside in the Midwest region of the US; Midwest states include Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old; Be able to participate in all program activities from August 10-12; Be interested in cross-cultural community building; and Have a desire to create change in their communities. To Register: Complete the online registration form and be prepared to discuss what the following topics mean to you in brief, written responses (100-200 words): Civic engagement; Cultural competency; Hometown stewardship; Leadership; and The importance of connecting people with nature. After registering, you will need to fill out a pre-survey in order for your transportation to be booked. Please remember to check your email to receive all pre-training materials.

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