Atlanta, Georgia – Star-lit skies, s’mores by the fire, tents, sleeping bags, and campers are all necessary ingredients for what’s cooking this fall! On September 27th students from across the Metro Atlanta area are set to gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park (MLK Jr. NHP) to partake in the free 2019 Legacy Campout – an experience being organized and executed by MLK Jr. NHS and Greening Youth Foundation (GYF).
The MLK Jr. NHP has partnered with GYF over the past eight years to o er an amazing outdoor camping experience and community service opportunity to urban youth in the Metro Atlanta area. This year the Legacy Campout is catered to students between the ages of 11 and 15. The 75 available slots ll up fast for this free event so students are encouraged to register early.
As a commitment to provide diverse youth with an opportunity to experience the outdoors in an innovative way, the Legacy Campout is one of the park’s signature events. The campout also introduces youth to indelible icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, and others who contributed to America’s civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” Through partnerships, GYF and MLK Jr. NHP have provided training and career experiences to hundreds of young people in becoming responsible stewards of natural and cultural resources.
Greening Youth Foundation and MLK Jr. NHS join together with its valued partners to ensure these events will positively contribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the community. Greening Youth Foundation is a Georgia-based not for pro t organization that engages youth and young adults by connecting them to the outdoors while exposing them to careers in conservation. Since 2007, the Greening Youth Foundation team has been dedicated to e ectively changing the face of the environmental sector by providing access to diverse young adults to work in the many facets of natural resource management across the globe.