How are community leaders created? A complex question to be sure, involving nature, nurture and a whole lot more. At Evergreen, we believe a key component is having the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in nature while becoming the stewards of the environment we’ll need for tomorrow.
We work collaboratively with community groups to deliver youth programs with a focus on hands-on activities and teamwork, where participants gain valuable experience and knowledge, learning everything from how to cook a meal or fix a bicycle to the finer points of environmental stewardship, arts facilitation and social enterprise.
Community Bicycle Hub Project
Youth learn to fix donated bicycles through the summer, and return to the community to teach others the basics of bike mechanics, all while playing an integral role in a vibrant social-enterprise project. (Ages 13–24)
From coast to coast, Evergreen and our program partners engage and support young people to take action in their communities during this weeklong event series. Learn more »
Young people participate in hands-on learning opportunities and prepare a meal together, encouraging them to make healthy food choices for themselves, their communities and the planet. (Ages 13–24)
This two-week program over the summer helps youth build leadership skills by putting them in the role of Junior and Assistant Camp Counsellors working with younger children. It is a great way for youth to gain volunteer hours for school. (Ages 12–14)
This two-week program over the summer helps youth build leadership skills by putting them in the role of Assistant Camp Counsellors working with younger children. It is a great way for youth to gain volunteer hours for school.
Aboriginal Visiting High Schools
A collaborative effort with school groups to deliver programming for young people that draw on the traditional knowledge of Elders, chiefs and local members of the Aboriginal community.