Learn About programs in the long-term will rejuvenate the conservation movement by ensuring that people from all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds care for and protect the natural environment. Youth will be active in their communities as stewards and advocates of the environment, and some will pursue careers in the environment. Providing opportunities historically denied to youth of color will help advance the general state of urban communities. Youth participants will develop a love of nature exploration and continue to commune with nature for the rest of their lives. The increased exposure to nature will benefit participants’ long-term mental, physical and spiritual health.