Subject: Youth Development, Job Training, Careers | Deadline: July 7, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Potomac Field Station (LPFS) would like to increase opportunities to expose youth in the local area to natural resources while at the same time supporting community organizations. This project will develop partnerships with community organizations and at the same time provide a summer program for at risk and disadvantaged inner city children. The goal of this project is to work with socioeconomic groups that are underrepresented in natural resources. These students will learn about BLM's mission, BLM work and explore local public lands. In addition, students will be introduced to healthy lifestyles. A number of overnight camp outs will be conducted at the LPFS and National Park Service sites. Students will participate in biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming and other outdoor activities.
Funder: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.