The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee has launched a free summer program to help empower youth in nature and stewardship.
The youth program aims to provide youth with the opportunity and tools to connect with the land and make a positive impact on their community. The Empowering Youth for Junction Creek (EYJC) program is “geared towards youth aged 12 to 18 who are curious about nature, want to get outdoors, and looking for volunteer hours.”
The EYJC program runs July 5 to Sept. 1 in three target communities located throughout N’Swakamok/Greater Sudbury and includes weekly two-hour sessions led by local experts and Knowledge Holders.
Sessions held on Tuesdays will be in the Flower Mill/Downtown area, Wednesday's sessions will be held in the Garson area, and Thursdays will be in the Lively area. This program is in collaboration with various community groups and local sponsors and offers free public transportation for participants to attend the sessions.
Participants will gain hands-on experience with environmental conservation and sustainability and will receive free resources. Each week there will be a different topic with corresponding activities including nature walks, identifying local wildlife and plants, arts and crafts, helping with clean-ups and invasive plant removals, and more.
While the program has already begun, there might still be space. Visit JunctionCreek.com or check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles @JunctionCreek.