Grow Urban Youth into Future Environmental Leaders

by Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)


Change the lives of culturally diverse, at-risk Colorado youth through science and outdoor education. Our programs incorporate mentoring, leadership, community service and career development. 98% of ELK youth graduate high school!

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Low-income, at-risk urban youth in Colorado do not have the same opportunities to experience the outdoors and learn about nature. Only 60% of them will even graduate high school. Our youth deserve to be inspired by nature, have the tools they need to succeed in life, and follow their chosen career paths. We need our youth to become the future environmental leaders of tomorrow to protect the planet and its people.


ELK is changing the future by connecting our two most precious resources: our children and our environment. We inspire kids through nature, introduce them to science, leadership, and careers, and invest in their success.

Long-Term Impact

This project changes the lives of not only 80 youth, but also the community in which they live. Our communities are starving for homegrown leaders who are passionate and care about the people around them. Our youth graduate from high school, go to college, and become leaders in their careers and their community. Our program is a unique and necessary part of changing our youths’ lives around.

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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Location: Denver, CO - USA
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Stacie  Gilmore
Project Leader:
Stacie Gilmore
Denver, CO United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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