Tomorrw’s Leaders North and East TNLs.
Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders © Tom Marshall

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders project aims to develop and empower young people giving them the confidence, skills and experience to drive real environmental change and inspire and mentor others to do the same. Young people will receive training and support to enable them to develop and lead projects important to them that improve the local built or rural environment for people and wildlife. 

Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders will create 96 Environmental Youth Leaders and train and engage a further 480 people to help them to care for and improve their local environment. The project is also one of 31 supported by BIG Lottery’s Our Bright Future programme, enabling young people to make a difference and ensuring they have a voice in current issues affecting our environment.

There is a worrying disconnection between the younger generation and nature. This project will not only address this societal issue but will encourage participants to be proud of their local area and work to improve it both for wildlife and the people who live there.

Cassa Townsend, Volunteering Development Manager, YWT

Fruit tree pruning.
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Volunteering with NYMNPA.
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A girl holding a scrap at South Landing Flamborough.
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