The Youth Summits will increase access to local recreation opportunities and expand the park experience beyond the park boundary by offering conservation-focused multi-day immersive experiences visiting NPS sites and other local historic places to explore management issues, evaluate youth opportunities
and cultural relevance, and complete service projects.
Youth Summits culminate in a Town Hall event where participants present solutions to issues and questions posed by the NPS sites and other project partners.
This project provides participants opportunities for training in resource conservation and vocational skills.
In addition, this project provides assist in development of responsible citizenship, productive community involvement, and furthers the understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources through the involvement of youth and young adults in care and enhancement of public resources.