09 Apr '11, 6pm

Toyota USA Foundation awards $3.1 mill grant for environmental urban youth program #LEAF

In an effort to diversify the green movement and extend the benefits of nature to urban youth, The Nature Conservancy just announced the expansion of its signature youth program, Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF). This comprehensive, environmental leadership program for teenagers and their educators will now serve approximately 20,000 students attending multicultural environmental high schools in urban areas around the country. The Toyota USA Foundation’s gift of $3.1 million over the next two years will build on LEAF’s 17 years of success in New York City and expand the program to Boston, Atlanta, New Haven, Newark, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The unprecedented grant will provide critical funds to triple the number of environmental high schools and students served. "Everything that I'm doing now, everything that I'm interested in, my view ...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/aboutus/diversity/leaf/leafmediacen...

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