2013 | Grant Amount: $25,000

Olympic National Park designed a comprehensive program to partner youth with leading scientists and creative educators to engage and train young stewards about today’s significant environmental issues.

The Olympic Pathways for Youth program recruits local students from Olympic Peninsula’s economically disadvantaged and relatively isolated communities. Four youth programs were created, designed to lead to employment options in the future. The variety of programs draws in interested young people, including Latino, Native American, and other youth, and introduces them to an amazing resource in their own backyard.