The Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program provides paid summer internships for high school students and helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources. The long-term goal of LEAF is to support more than 30 environmental high schools across the country. Learn more about how LEAF works ►LEAF Awareness Watch New York Executive Director Bill Ulfelder explain how the LEAF program increases conservation awareness among young people. Words of Wisdom Former intern Jason Bonet credits LEAF with igniting his interest in pursuing a career in environmental conservation and education. Celebrating 18 Years of LEAF Watch former LEAF interns and NYT’s journalist Andy Revkin discuss the positive impact of LEAF on their lives. Toyota USA Foundation Renews Grant The $4 million grant will expand LEAF. Get the news here Nature Matters: Nature Opened My Eyes Former LEAF intern Joshua Carrera describes how LEAF helped change his perspective and ultimately shaped his career path. Watch a video This American Land Explores Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of California, is home to bald eagles, scrub jays, and the most adorable foxes you may ever see. This American Land joined LEAF interns from the LA area to learn more about the island. Watch to see what they learned! Watch the video LEAF Intern Explains Fire Watch LEAF Intern Diamond Coles explain why prescribed burns are good for nature and people! Diamond worked at The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida during the summer of 2012. Check it out Future Green Leaders Program Director Brigitte Griswold tells Fox News about how LEAF empowers the next generation of green leaders. Watch it now LEAF Marine Internship in Texas Watch LEAF Intern Adangely Nuñez as she shares her experience working at the Conservancy's Texas City Prairie Preserve to protect the coast. LEAF is made possible through leading support from the Toyota USA Foundation. Watch here
See Where LEAF Works Students will work across 22 states this summer, engaged in conservation activities ranging from trailblazing to invasive species removal. View a Map Our Supporters With leading support from the Toyota USA Foundation, LEAF serves more students than ever. Learn more
The LEAF Experience Read first-hand accounts from participants to see how these young people are building self-confidence, work skills and a love of the outdoors. Explore Partner Schools Our environmental high school partners that engage students in environmental lessons and activities throughout the school year. Learn more
Resources for Teachers From carbon calculators to blogs about cutting-edge science, find resources that will enrich environmental literacy.
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