2017 Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit
Next Generation Stewards: Next Decade Leaders
Saving Colorado’s Special Places; Denver Colorado
June 7-10, 2016: LBJ National Historical Park, Texas & Austin, Texas
June 21-24, 2016: Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado
July 20-21, 2016: Grant-Kohrs National Historical Park, Montana
The Preserve America Youth Summit is a focused gathering of middle and high school students and cooperating educators and mentors, brought together at an historic place to directly address current preservation challenges. Through multi-day field study programs or smaller one day activities, Youth Summits provide interactive, outcome-driven learning experiences and service opportunities to advance youth engagement and knowledge in cultural heritage history, archaeology, heritage tourism, and historic preservation.
Summits are not just field trips or service projects or history lessons, but provide immersive sensory-based experiences that are multi-disciplinary. Youth gain invaluable experience being treated as “consultants” providing ideas and producing recommendations on critical current issues. This experience empowers youth to learn more about history, culture, and historic preservation, as well as provides specific trade-related skills through service projects.