The NextGen Forest Ambassadors (NGFA) program offers outdoor skills, leadership, stewardship, and connection. Get to know land management agencies and nonprofits who work together for public lands, be a voice for public lands in a youth summit where we will name obstacles, solutions, and begin designing ambassador-led stewardship projects.
Learn and be inspired through peer discussion about the forest, outdoor recreation opportunities, Leave No Trace, and how to be a social media influencer for public lands. Through inspirational guest speakers and educators, a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion will permeate the experience, encouraging Ambassadors to claim their inheritance of these lands and inspire others to do the same.
Join creative forces with a conservation professional in 1-1 mentorship pairings that span the program and stewardship project. Complete the program with a ten-hour stewardship project of your choice! Past projects have included art, music, social media, community efforts, and more. Ambassadors who complete all program commitments will receive a $100 stipend!
All levels of experience are WELCOME - no outdoor skills or gear are required, and there’s NO COST to participate.
LOCATION & DATE:
September 25-28, 2022
An in-person event at Amicalola Falls State Park and the Len Foote Hike Inn in Dawsonville, GA
Safety is of the utmost importance. Organizers are monitoring Covid-19 and will follow CDC protocol as it develops.
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
- 14-16 years old (8-11th grade)
- Reside in North Georgia or the Atlanta area.
- Teacher/Administrator Endorsement:
-->Copy and paste the link above into an email to your teacher or principal. A completed teacher form is a requirement to be accepted into the program.
- Active participation in sessions.
- Complete a 10 hour stewardship project.
- If all commitments are met by the end of the program, a $100 stipend will be provided.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Limited space is available, so get your application in early to ensure your spot! We expect to begin reviewing applications starting in May and will be in touch through the email you provide below.