Since 2007, more than 80,000 K–12 students have participated in stewardship efforts supported by the GLSI, its regional hubs, and their many local partners. These efforts serve a critical social need at a time when too many young people are feeling disengaged from school, ineffectual in their communities, and isolated from the outdoors.
With assistance from participating educators, civic leaders, and community partners, the GLSI:
- Helps young people become effective environmental stewards
- Encourages schools and community organizations to work together for mutual benefit
- Constitutes a purposeful effort across Michigan to expand classrooms, strengthen communities, and serve as a beacon for positive change
The time is right for communities and schools to work together to involve young people in meaningful explorations and studies that lead to powerful learning and benefit both communities and the environment.