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Asia D.

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Review for Earth Force, Inc., Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

From the many years that I have spent working with Earth Force I can honestly say I've watched and experienced the organization grow from a good thing, to a pilliar of excellence in the field youth leadership and environmental education. I watched with awe the tenacity, grace, and agility employed in restructuring the organization. I also saw the care and empathy used in communicating and working with the staff members around the changes. As a board member I can say that the leadership made very difficult decisions that ultimately steered the ship towards bold innovations and success. Earth Force wouldn't be the organization that it is without that type of dynamic and sensitive leadership. And the people who would loose the most are the students whose lives are positively impacted by that marvelous six step process.

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Earth Force, Inc., Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started with EarthForce in the 3rd grade, my first service project was on community recycling and this project was presented to an audotorim filled with proud parents from the best low-income neighborhood in the world; the Five-Points community in Denver, Colorado. I continued with Earthforce engaging in a number of other service projects eventaully becoming a class room assistant at both Swansea Elementary and Columbine Elementary schools. I assisted some of the best kids I ever met in their own, youth driven service learning process. At a young age, these experiences challenged my understanding of environmental thought as it applied to poverty, youth activism and community education and engagement. During my last high school years I worked at the FrontRange Earth Force office and served as a local board member and eventually as a national board member. Having the ability to learn from and engage with these intelligent, progressive, and down-to-earth individuals ultimately helped to shape my relationship to the professional world and at the same time keep me grounded in what meant the most to me. Creating active and empowered individuals from all walks of life, building stronger more sustainable communities, and bringing everyone to the table in discussions about environmental action.

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The Earth Force Process works. I can personally attest to it. I've used it with college students in New York as well as with Middle School students in Belize and I've seen how giving youth agency in their own education and the exercise of their critical thinking skills improves their ability to participate as active citizens. Earth Force is successful because of it's strong commitment to the undeserved as well as the planet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expand and differentiate the curriculum for use in specific college and high school courses.

Role:  Client Served & I facilitated teacher trainings, collaborated on a youth friendly water campaign for Denver Water, I also organized the Youth Advisory Board. .