Christodora: Nature, Learning, Leadership
New York, NY
Christodora’s goal is to build leadership skills and academic success through an awareness and understanding of the natural environment. Many urban youth lack opportunities to learn about the environment and experience the natural world first-hand. A New York City child may go to the playground or learn about “nature” in museums or on television. It can be difficult to find a single patch of green, let alone the grandeur of the wilderness and the clarity and direction it gives to our lives. At Christodora, we believe an escape from the concrete is not just a privilege—it’s a transformative experience that allows youth to better understand the natural world and shape their role within it.