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From left, Middle School Summer Programs Instructors Imari Keith, Aiden Koontz, Kathleen Wong, Olive Tambou, Dion Chung, and Nhi Nguyen. The six youth leaders from summer 2019 were all past participants in Crissy Field Center programs.
Gateways Article
All six Middle School Programs Instructors this summer were past participants in Crissy Field Center programs, so inspired by their own experiences that they wanted to mentor a new generation of park lovers.
Design concept rendering from Crissy Field Next project.
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Since kicking off Crissy Field Next in fall 2018, your thoughtful feedback, creative design ideas, and compassionate community considerations have inspired us. So, what did we do with all of your ideas? Take a look!
Hanging out at Muir Beach.
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Find a new park or activity, and check out what our youth leaders are doing for spring break in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond.
Perspectives by the Evelyn and Walter Haas. Jr. Fund

An immigrant's perspective on Crissy Field

Youth photographers' images from Crissy Field Center programs during the summer of 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories.
High schoolers from around the Bay Area participated in the LINC outdoor leadership program in summer 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
These 40 high schoolers spent the summer in the Golden Gate National Parks through our intensive LINC youth leadership program. Here, in their own words, is their adventure.
Backyard Bound I-YEL Project
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By youth in the Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders program

Video of I-YEL's Backyard Bound YEL project from 2017.
LINC program participants explore Alcatraz Island.
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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust, hosts a number of youth leadership programs.
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Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is an environmental youth leadership program offered by Crissy Field Center. For 7 weeks each summer, a group of 66 culturally diverse middle school students from San Francisco area public schools are introduced to the outdoors through restoration projects, environmental workshops and exploration of the Golden Gate...
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“My favorite experience would be the various science activities. I got to use new equipment, like waders and the long measuring stick. It was also a time where everybody got to learn about science and the people around them. Everything that we did was all new, which made it more...
Jiamin Liang, Project WISE student, intern, and Point Reyes Science Adventure participant