Project name: Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders
Lead organisation: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
The “Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders” programme is a five-year programme to involve, inspire, upskill and empower young people aged 11 – 24 to take practical action and campaigning for the environment. This exciting and ambitious project will seek to engage young people in environmental projects and will give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake independent action for the environment (in the form of paid work, volunteering or training) after their placement with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ends. Each year, 24 young people aged 16-24 will be recruited on year-long placements (four cohorts of six young people across Yorkshire) who will then spend six months developing their skills and knowledge and undertaking training. They will then be supported to spend the second half of their year engaging with other young people (11+) and communities in practical action and campaigning for the environment.
Through training (on the job, in house and externally accredited) personal development planning, mentoring and skills sharing, young adults aged 16-24 will be supported and empowered to become Environmental Youth Leaders. 96 people in total will benefit from year-long placements across four years of delivery.
Longer term outcomes include:
Primary counties working in: All traditional counties of Yorkshire
Website: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1WT