Marin GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program

Marin GreenPlay’s Youth Leaders Program is a four session training program held every May equipping middle school and high school students with skills that will last a lifetime and propel them to the next level of self-development.   Participants will learn the basics of nature awareness, leadership, teamwork, group facilitation and communication, one-on-one connections, and other skills that will transfer to any small group environment.

Wendy Dalia, former Director of Conservation and Education at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, will teach this training program.

Successful completion of the Marin GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program entitles participants to earn a $200 weekly stipend assisting our adult Nature Guides with Marin GreenPlay Summer Camp sessions during the Summer of 2020.  Youth Leaders are typically invited to assist during one week per summer. This service usually includes helping out with our Grades K-2 camp - Watershed Warriors.

Our Youth Leaders will also receive a certificate noting their volunteer hours for use in school service recognition upon request.  Youth Leaders from prior years are invited to return summer after summer after completing the annual Sunday refresher session at no additional cost.

Fees for this program are fully refundable if you cancel in writing more than thirty (30) days before the program starts on May 7th.  We will fully refund all fees paid toward any program that we cancel due to lack of enrollment, weather conditions, etc.  Trainees are required to fully attend all four sessions. No make up sessions will be held. After graduation from the program, Youth Leaders must assist at all five days of a camp week (typically 9AM-4PM) in order to earn the stipend.

4 Sessions - Thursdays, May 7, 14, & 21, 2020 4:30-7:00PM (includes dinner) at Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon and Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:00-1:30PM (bring your lunch) at Tennessee Valley in Mill Valley.  Limited to 10 Participants.  $400 enrollment fee

The GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program for 2020 will begin enrolling on November 1, 2019 at 9AM. Please enter your teen's name and a contact email in the form below to be placed on our waiting/mailing list for 2020 or to be contacted for future year sessions.

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Congratulations to our 2019 Youth Leaders!
Wilson Adkins* - 7th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Jude Anderson* - 9th Grade - Marin School of Environmental Leadership
Marissa Boysen* - 8th Grade - Marin Montessori School
Audrey Bruns* - 6th Grade - TBA
Vincent D'Amico* - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Henry Harwood* - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Kylie Hellyer* - 7th Grade - St. Anselms
Ryan Judge* - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Adam Lahart* - 9th Grade - San Domenico
Elliot Spencer - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Jackson Van Alstyne* - 7th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Nevan Van Alstyne* - 9th Grade - Marin Catholic High School
Wyatt Vaughan* - 10th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Olivia West-Lewis - 10th Grade - San Domenico School
(2019-2020 School Year)

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Congratulations to our 2018 Youth Leaders!
Dylan Charlton*
Charlie DiComo*
Sage Dworak*
Declan Farmer
David Gilgallon*
Oliver Harwood*
Katie Low*
Adrian McCory*
Sydney Perkins*
Catie Taylor*


Congratulations to our 2017 Youth Leaders!
Maria Adkins*
Kaylee Cheu
Keenan Davol-Muxen*
Pilar Diaz
Elliot Hasbrook*
Elsa Hasbrook*
Sylvie May
Abby Moll
Hailey Moll
Iris Pedrick
Mia Schumann
Cole Stanford*
Briannah Toy Grace*
Sebastian Vaughn*
Emily Wangenheim
Alexis Weiss


Congratulations to our 2016 Youth Leaders!
Sasha Gillespie
Charli Jackson*
Rylen Karchem
Malia Louie*
Emmett Lurssen
Grainne May
Ryan Scholl-Thurman

*Active Youth Leaders Summer 2019