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OUR MISSION & VISION

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Mission

Eagle Eye is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering urban people from low income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment.

Vision

Eagle Eye Institute aspires to help create a world in which all people, regardless of race, class and gender are at peace with themselves, others and nature; a world of healthy individuals living in healthy communities, where all people are engaged in the care and protection of Earth’s resources every day.

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Goals

  1. Ensure urban youth have a relationship with the natural world
  2. Ensure urban youth see themselves as agents for positive change in the natural environment
  3. Ensure urban youth consider career options in science and natural resources
  4. Develop program models for others to engage urban youth in learning about the environment
  5. Diversify the conservation movement

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Objectives

  1. Provide access and repeat visitation to natural sites that youth might otherwise never experience
  2. Teach about the interconnections between nature and urban life
  3. Engage youth in science learning through exploratory activities in the outdoors
  4. Raise youth awareness of and interest in environmental career options
  5. Nurture relationships between youth of color and adults involved in environmental protection
  6. Develop young people’s capacity for leadership and encourage active citizenship
  7. Engage youth and community members in mutually beneficial service projects
  8. Collaborate with youth development organizations who serve low-income communities of color
  9. Recruit and train organizations and individuals to engage urban youth in nature