Are you ready for your next adventure? Give a year of service to your country by becoming an AmeriCorps member with GARNA’s Youth Ecological Literacy Program through Alpine Achievers Initiative!
Each year, 20 AmeriCorps members come from all over the country to join Alpine Achievers Initiative in their mission of serving youth of rural southern Colorado. This is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone, move somewhere new and unique, and get professional experience before your next step in life.
Meet the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA), one of Alpine Achievers Initiative’s member sites. Serving with GARNA, you will help plan and lead school field trips, enrichment programs, and camps with GARNA’s Youth Ecological Literacy Program (YELP).
YELP energizes school curriculum by adding a hands-on outdoor learning component to enhance teachers’ curriculum while meeting Colorado Academic Standards. Participation in the program strengthens young people’s connectedness to the natural world and inspires them to practice environmental stewardship and communicate these concepts to peers and family.