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#FreshTracksAction Midwest Leadership Training

DEADLINE 23-Jul-2018

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.

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.