Youth / Students

Youth / Students

Building Bridges To the Outdoors (BBTO) Grants Announced


Sept 2009 - The Building Bridges to the Outdoors program (BBTO), the Sierra Club’s national youth program, has announced two new grants for late summer and fall 2009. Grantees for this quarter will provide critical jobs skills in southern New Mexico and outdoor classroom experiences for over 3,000 youth all over the state.

Taos Kids Learn to Be Natural Leaders

On September 26 and 27, 16 Taos Charter School fourth- through sixth-graders participated in the first Southwest Natural Leaders Network summit, a collaboration between Natural Leaders Network, Sierra Club, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC). The Natural Leaders Network is a new, youth-focused organization developed by the Children and Nature Network, Sierra Club, and The North Face.

Program Gives Students the Tools to Turn Passion into Power


My name is David Bronstein. I’m a rising senior at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, as well as the new Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) Liaison to the Rio Grande Chapter. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club. We train, empower, and organize youth around the country to run effective environmental campaigns, and develop leaders for the environmental movement.

Battling to Reverse Nature-Deficit Disorder

The Sierra Club is working to reverse Nature-Deficit Disorder. The Building Bridges to the Outdoors program (BBTO), our national youth program, operates in California, Washington State, Puerto Rico, Washington DC, Chicago, New York City, and New Mexico. The purpose of BBTO is not just environmental education. We have a mandate to connect youth to the outdoors by giving them meaningful outdoor experiences and create an environment for youth action.

Energy Works Sierra Club leads efforts to implement energy efficiency in working family residences

Energy Works

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, the City of Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust are funding a pilot program (Energy Works) to implement energy efficiency in working family residences in Santa Fe. The Housing Trust coordinates the work in conjunction with Youth Works, Earth Works Institute and Los Amigos ERC. youth works

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