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.
This year, The Nature Conservancy in Illinois has partnered with Al Raby High School in Chicago and will send three male students to its Emiquon Preserve in Lewistown and three female students to help our colleagues in Maine. In addition, three male students from the High School for Environmental Studies in New York will join the Al Raby students at Emiquon.
Here’s a glimpse at who they are and what they want to learn!
See what excites Danyell most about the LEAF internship.
Learn how Devon plans to bring his positive attitude to get the job done.
Learn what Hakeem hopes to gain from his LEAF internship.
Jabaree may hate bugs, but he's still looking forward to his LEAF experience.
Learn why Mikia isn't worried about getting her hands dirty and working hard.
Tatyanna wants to become a pediatrician; learn why she thinks her LEAF internship can guide her.