Stewarding the natural and cultural resources of the Cienega Watershed of Southeastern Arizona.

YES! Youth Engaged Stewardship

Engaging youth in leadership, stewardship, and teamwork on public lands in Southern Arizona.

The YES! (Youth Engaged Stewardship) program takes place over ten sessions during the months of June and July. Up to 12 youth ages 14 to 19 are selected from applications submitted by early May (May 14 for 2018 summer sessions).

YES! Program Goals

The goals of the Youth Engaged Stewardship program are to:

  • Connect youth to public lands
  • Provide a pathway for developing life-long appreciation for and careers in natural resources
  • Develop youth leadership skills.

We support youth as decision makers on public land.

Learn more about the program and apply:

About the Program
Get the details of the YES! program, including an overview of the program and the Six-Year Summary released in 2017.

Who We Are
The success of YES! requires partners and many individuals to become involved in the program.

The most current schedule for YES!, including information on the pre-session and primary sessions.

How to Apply
Applying to participate in YES! is easy. Learn more.

Enduring Impacts
What have the YES! youth contributed that is sustainable? Quite a lot.

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