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This summer, the youth of LINC-Backpacking got a taste of high adventure with a kickoff backpacking trip to the Granite Chief Wilderness. Over the course of the six weeks, the students also had the opportunity to kayak on Lake Merced, hoist the sails on the schooner Alma, and push their limits at the Fort Miley ropes course. With service as a key goal of this program, youth participants worked at high-priority restoration sites—enriching the park and their own understanding of natural resources. Through a hands-on curriculum designed to grow career, teambuilding, and leadership skills, students finished the summer equipped to launch their futures. LINC has taught me that you have the most fun and rewarding experiences when you step out of your comfort zone and try new things. –Nora Killian

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PARTICIPANTS

6

WEEKS

$1000

EDUCATIONAL AWARD PER STUDENT ETHNICITY OF STUDENTS

24% 24% 23% 29%

HISPANIC/LATINO ASIAN CAUCASIAN MULTI-RACIAL

The LINC program was a one-of-a-kind experience for me. The time we spent exploring the park made me fall in love with nature all over again. -Dara Ng

Parks Stewardship Youth Programs 2013  
Parks Stewardship Youth Programs 2013  

Summary Report Parks Stewardship Program Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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