We invest heavily in our local youth because we know the ripple effect it creates — in families, neighborhoods and the larger community. Whether through internships like our Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP), hands-on education in schools across Western North Carolina, or working with scout groups on service projects that create immediate benefits to our community, we are committed to inspire our next generation of leaders.
This holiday season, we ask for your financial support so that we may continue to uphold and expand opportunities for young people to become passionate stewards of the environment and feel empowered to make a difference.
Click below to read the story of one such emerging leader, Daniel Suber. Getting his start as a YELP mentor, he's now working with community members in Hillcrest Apartments to bring about a better vision for the neighborhood.
Established in 1973, our mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. Through community-based, volunteer-led environmental conservation projects and education programs, we work together to enhance the environment and quality of life for all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County.