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YLEAP Kickoff a Success

Posted on: Aug 09, 2013 / Education / 1 COMMENTS

By: Michelle Moberly


On August 5, 2013 The Bolsa Chica Conservancy’s youth leadership program, YLEAP (Youth Leadership Environmental Action Program) kicked off it’s 2014 class. The year-long program begins with a week of training and fun activities. This year the Conservancy will have 9 kids going through the program. The 2012-2013 YLEAP class of 9 students reached an estimated 5,000 people, serving as the face of the organization. This year’s kickoff included training classes in the areas of: plant and animal identification, public speaking, habitat restoration, natural science, ecology, teamwork and working with the public. The students also had the opportunity to visit the Los Alamitos Wetlands.
The Conservancy is very excited to welcome the following individuals to the YLEAP class of 2014:Ann Ngheim, … . If you see them out in the community please do not be afraid to introduce yourself.
The Youth Leadership in Environmental Action Program (YLEAP) is a twelve-month program for 8th-12th grade students that kicks off in August 2013 and provides a unique opportunity for local youth to get involved in their community, learn about wetland ecology, and gain important skills such as public speaking, leadership and native habitat restoration.
For more information or to become involved with the YLEAP program please contact Molly Burdick-Whipp at 714-846-1114.

  1. 1 Comment
  2. billy madison
    Aug 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    bravo well done

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