Our 2016 Impact: Inspiring Park Stewards
The National Park Foundation’s work engages the next generation of park stewards through internships, teacher engagement, youth corps, and other programs.
Programs like the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps are helping youth and others gain valuable training and professional experience while doing important conservation work. Last year, through our grants, 614 youth were hired at 42 national parks. Youth had the opportunity to work side-by-side with National Park Service staff to restore and repair 112 miles of trails, creating 48 miles of new trails and trail connectors, and repairing rock walls.
Your support enables us to inspire others to give back to our national parks! We created partnerships with 591 outdoor recreation organizations and engaged volunteers who activated over 13,000 service events. Our national parks offer a wealth of in-depth, real-world experiences for students to learn, youth to work, veterans to engage, and adventurers to explore. Browse through our infographic to see how we’ve helped inspire the next generation of stewards last year.