This is Greening Youth Foundation's first year working
with FUND II and Park
Foundation and the National Park Service on Intern X. Intern X seeks to address diversity and inclusion through providing this virtual program, where future leaders are created. The first
cohort officially completed the summer program for five students in August. During the summer program, the students successfully completed SWOT analyses on their assigned park sites. This
exercise will be paramount for future growth at the sites. We are excited to build new relationships with new partners, while giving students from diverse backgrounds opportunities with the
National Park Service. Harriett Tubman National Historical Park, Lyndon B. Johnson National Park, Capital Park East, and the Archives and Library Science Division
have all welcomed our interns virtually this summer despite our country current climate. We are gearing up to start the next
cohort for the Fall with seven scholars that will lead the next wave of careers in Conversation.
The Directorate fellowship Program(DFP), a National Program of the US Fish and Wildlife
Services, successfully completed its first virtual program with twenty-three fellows this summer. The class consisted of a wealth of talent and diversity from over 20 states. Greening Youth
actively recruited, vetted, and managed the cohort for the first time in 2020. We are proud to have managed fellows that are rising juniors, seniors, Master level and
Ph.D's candidates from
disciplines such as Environmental Science, Biology, and Natural Resources. The eleven-week fellowship is addressed the need of a creating future leaders for Fish and Wildlife
Service. Although most of the program was virtual, two fellows worked in hybrid positions at the Ennis National Fish Hatchery, in Ennis Montana.