To educate our youth, and to nurture a sense of world stewardship in the next generation of gardeners, National Garden Clubs has developed numerous projects directed at children and teenagers. Community participation in youth programs is sponsored by local, state, and regional garden clubs, as well as international affiliates.
Through these programs, clubs and affiliates aim to encourage tomorrow's citizens to be responsible and capable with greater self-expression, dignity, integrity, respect and knowledge of their environment.
NGC's youth outreach includes a wide range of activities, scholarships, and contests designed to promote horticulture and a love of gardening, conservation, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Several of these popular national programs include partnerships with such organizations as the U.S. Forest Service.
Open new doors for in-depth creative learning and educational opportunities centered on the natural resources of planet earth: our air, water, forest, land, and wildlife. Education is the key to making responsible decisions for today and tomorrow. Educated citizens are responsible stewards, who can then make wise choices for conserving and protecting our planet earth and its natural resources.
National Garden Clubs provides many educational opportunities through competitions for the youth at the pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school level. Current contests include:
For more information, contact:
Sue Bennett, Youth Committee Chairman