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Unplugged and Outside: A LEAF Blog

Meet Tiana, Khadijah and Tiffany

They're three high school students from New York City, spending the summer in Washington state as part of The Nature Conservancy's LEAF program. LEAF is all about empowering the next generation of conservation leaders. The program provides paid summer internships for students in natural areas across the nation.

Khadijah, originally from Jamaica, is looking forward to kayaking, canoeing and hiking in the evergreen state. Tiffany, a native of Guyana, has the highest GPA in her high school. She anticipates that this summer will change her life. Tiana, 16, has just started the college search.

Our LEAF interns have a busy summer ahead learning about Puget Sound, conservation and the outdoors—and there are no cell phones or computers allowed.


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