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The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future

The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) is a one-month residential program that joins urban teens with field scientists for collaborative projects. LEAF has aimed to support youth development, increase diversity in the green jobs workforce, and build cultural competency among those working in green jobs. Operating for nearly 20 years, this proven model has now expanded to include youth from more than 10 urban centers across the country. As external evaluator, NewKnowledge works with The Nature Conservancy to study and advance this leading youth program.