From Story to Stewardship Bootcamp

Knowing oneself is key to becoming a leader, and inspiring caring in others. This program offers tools and techniques that have been proven effective for all ages in discovering and expressing sense-of-place connections.

The Soulful Stewardship Method creates a strong foundation in them for their life today and builds valuable skills for leadership in the future.

Agenda
Using sense-of-place as a door in to creativity and connection, attendees find their personal 'touchstone' story. They develop creative writing and awareness skills, discuss sense-of-place and stewardship, gain presentation and speaking skills, work as teams and create collaborative programs. All the skills gained can be used to lead others to find their sense-of-place connections. 

Formats
Introductory sessions, half day, full or multiple day formats available.

Youth Leadership Academy, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, New Bedford,MA

What They're saying about the Soulful Stewardship Method

"I have a deeper connection to nature and my roots than I knew before."
"I learned that sense of place is different for everyone, people have different stories/backgrounds."
"I will use what I have gained to continue making connections in my community and initiating a positive change."
"It cleansed my soul. I feel better."
"I  discovered that I am a better writer than I thought and this is a really helpful to way to express my feelings"
" I learned how fun this can be—learning to be creative."

This program offers a powerful process that leads to engaged, empowered youth who are on a journey to know themselves and their sense of place and belonging in the world. Erica created to this program to help youth access their creative voice and gain tools to express what they care about and why

I learned that sense of place is different for everyone, people have different stories/backgrounds.
— Participant, Youth Conservation Corps, Fall River, MA

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Youth Leadership, Selected events

  • Americorps, Vermont State Parks
  • World Wide Walden Youth Summit, The Walden Woods Project
  • Wyoming Youth Congress on Children and Nature
  • Youth Conservation Corps, Trustees of the Reservation,
  • Young Writers and Artists Festival, Hathaway Brown School
  • Youth Leadership Academy, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park