NextGen Forest Ambassadors

“Last year I hadn’t ever set foot in a National Forest, and now I can say that I’m the richest landowner on earth! But not just me, it belongs to all of us!” - NextGen Participant

The NextGen Forest Ambassadors stewardship program for teens offers a youth summit where teens name obstacles to nature and actionable solutions, choose between various workshops from expert conservationists, plan and execute a stewardship project with 1-1 mentoring from land managers.  This entirely FREE program offers a $100 stipend upon successful completion of all program elements. Transportation and gear provided as needed. Watch an 8 minute video on NextGen!

NextGen 2022

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NextGen 2022 will include a YOUTH SUMMIT where teens name obstacles and actionable solutions, INFORMATION about public lands such as Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, CONNECTING with other teens, land managers, information, and ideas, and ACTION PLANNING where stewardship projects are formed. OUTDOOR SKILLS and FUN will kick off ambassador STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS. A direct focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion permeates the program, and every ambassador is paired 1-1 with a MENTOR for the entire process. 


Location: Amicalola Falls State Park & Len Foote Hike Inn

Eligible to Apply: Teens 14-16 (8th-11th grade)

Cost: None

APPLICATION: APPLY HERE before April 30th, 2022.  


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