Urban Stewardship Projects 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 committed community leaders and environmental stewards. For the rest of their lives, youth participants will value working in the outdoors and appreciate team-building projects. The increased exposure to nature will benefit participants’ long-term mental, physical and spiritual health. Some youth will pursue green careers. By connecting green industry professionals to a new work force, Urban Stewardship Projects will help strengthen the economy.