Eagle Eye Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering urban people from underserved communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment.
Eagle Eye aspires to help create a world in which all people, regardless of race, class, or 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 everyday.
- Ensure youth have a relationship with the natural world.
- Ensure youth see themselves as agents for positive change in the environment.
- Ensure youth consider career options in the environmental and natural resource field.
- Develop program models for others to engage youth in learning about the environment.
- Diversify the conservation movement.
- Provide access and repeat visitation to natural sites that youth might not otherwise experience.
- Teach about the interconnections between nature and urban life.
- Engage youth in science learning through exploratory activities in the outdoors.
- Raise youth awareness of and interest in environmental career options.
- Nurture relationships between youth and adults involved in environmental protection.
- Develop young people's capacity for leadership and encourage active citizenship.
- Engage youth and community members in mutually beneficial service projects.
- Collaborate with youth development organizations who serve urban communities.
- Recruit and train organizations and individuals to engage youth in nature.