Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Rating: 4.76 stars 25 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Environment
Location: P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque NM 87196 USA
Results: As of April 2010, * NWP Youth Volunteers = 17,781 * Total Hours Volunteered = 119,213 * Number of Countries Represented = 133 * Trash Removed/Recycled (kg) = 127,192 * Native Trees Planted = 83,648 * Area Restored for Wildlife (hectares) = 11,616
Target demographics: Kids, teens, and college-age students with an emphasis on youth from 13 to 21 years old. We also have special programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.
Direct beneficiaries per year: About 5,000
Geographic areas served: United States and International
Programs: The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to: * Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects, * Empower young volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities, * Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.
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The Nicodemus Wilderness Project (NWP) provides unique opportunities for young people to conduct their own self-directed environmental stewardship projects. As a current board member and volunteer, it is greatly rewarding to be an active part of the ongoing development of NWP's Apprentice Ecologist Initiative. This service-learning and experiential education program reaches out to youth from around the world who, in turn, have completed truly inspiring projects to help save our environment. The winning partnership between NWP and youth volunteers is making a real difference in communities around the world, one project at a time.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working personally with youth volunteers on their Apprentice Ecologist environmental stewardship projects.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing the transformation of a youth volunteer into a community leader by taking the initiative to conduct their own Apprentice Ecologist environmental project.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
enthusiastic and passionate about their work and commitment to both youth and our environment.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
transform the lives of tens of thousands of young people, their communities, and our environment around the world.
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