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Inspiring youth. Sharing with them the purity of fresh mountain air, of rain on the face, and of crashing ocean waves.  Learning from them as they discover the majesty of our national parks, ask fascinating questions about the lands, and share the wonder of finding themselves in such vast landscapes.

Your donations are funding more programs that are inspiring – and being inspired by – youth.

Enhancing youth programs remains a top priority for the years ahead. With your support, more programs are funded to get more young people out into the fresh mountain air.  For many, it is their first time into a national park, even though the parks are in their own back yards.

Each funded project aligns with the General Management Plan of the National Park, and falls into one or more of these four focus areas:

  • Advancing Science and Research
  • Building Volunteerism and Stewardship
  • Improving Visitors’ Experiences
  • Strengthening Youth and Family Programs

Together, we are funding programs that cannot be funded through current budgets. Anyone who loves these parks can contribute! Thanks to donors like you, more than $3 million has been contributed to the parks during the past six years.


Funded Youth & Family Projects: 2013 – 2015

Dark Skies Interpretation Support

2015 Funding Priorities | Amount Needed $13,000 | FUNDED