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Let Kids Be Kids: Developing Environmental Stewards and Leaders

Eboni Preston | Director of Operations at the Greening Youth Foundation

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There is power in youth development, empowerment, and leadership. This session will introduce opportunities for advancement to engage under-represented youth in outdoor activities and environmental stewardship. It will also offer insight on ways we as a community can support more inclusive outdoor experiences for people of color.

Speaker Bios and Abstracts

About the Speaker

Eboni is a management professional with a background in non-profit administration, program operations, and workforce development. With a commitment to social, economic, and educational justice, Eboni currently serves the Director of Operations at the Greening Youth Foundation. With a desire to see a change in the world, she is a member of the Georgia Conservancy's Generation Green Board, a Sustainability Ambassador for the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office, a Steering Committee Member of the Public Lands Service Coalition, a member of the Southeast Regional Council for National Parks Conservation Association, a board member for the Next 100 Coalition and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Labor and Industry Chair for Georgia NAACP. Eboni is also committed to serving as a mentor and facilitator with the Children's Forest of Georgia's Next Generation Forest Service Ambassadors and Forest for Every Classroom programs. Eboni holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Science in Social Work and Nonprofit Management from Columbia University, and Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.