​Fresh Tracks Leaders Unite in Long Beach

Over the weekend of July 13-15, a diverse cohort of young adults from urban, rural, and tribal communities located all over the Pacific Coast came together on the campus of California State University, Long Beach for three days of cultural sharing, leadership development, and outdoor exploration.

This was the second Fresh Tracks experience of the summer, following the Northeast training outside of Boston in early June. Already this year, Fresh Tracks has given more than 70 young adults a platform to expand their leadership skills. And we’re recruiting more young leaders for upcoming programs in the Midwest (August) and Southwest (September)!

None of this would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors – Walmart Foundation, REI, Casey Family Programs, and the Newman’s Own Foundation – who are investing in the next generation of leaders.

We are also grateful to our partners – the Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at the Obama Foundation, and Opportunity Youth United – who collectively provide essential support on programming, recruiting, and strategy.

Read the full story on www.freshtracksaction.org.

This post contributed by Thatcher Heldring on July 19, 2018.