EarthWalk grows a culture
that empowers people to be leaders.
Leaders who love the earth, have courage, speak up, listen, and take action to create positive change. Leaders who mentor the next generation. Leaders who care for our community.
Help EarthWalk grow the next generation of caring leaders.
EARTHWALK NEEDS YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
40% of EarthWalk's annual income is from donors like you. Your gift no matter how small or large will help us grow the next generation of caring leaders!
SUPPORT OUR VISION FOR 2018
Grow caring leaders in all youth programs. Offer new teen programs in ecology, permaculture and activism. Expand adult programming for educators. Steward the land. Ensure EarthWalk is accessible to all.
Examples of what your generous giving supports:
$2,000: Scholarship for a year of EarthWalk Village School
$1,000: Scholarship for a year of EarthWalk After School
$750: Scholarship for a 5 day course for educators
$500: Stipend awarded to a teen in our Summer Steward program
$500: Two cords of firewood to keep us warm throughout the winter
$300: Scholarship for a week of EarthWalk Summer Camp
$200: First aid training for each Mentor
$175: Scholarship for EarthWalk 3-day Spring Break Camp
$100: Building a new foot bridge on our trails
$100: Splitting axe for firewood
$50: New tarp and cord for temporary summer shelter
$25: Extra wool socks for children in need
$25: Pizza dough for a Community Day potluck
Fiscal Year September 1 - August 31
Annual Budget: $355,000
WE ARE GROWING LEADERS. WILL YOU GROW WITH US?
EARTHWALK GROWS CARING LEADERS
Some of our community leaders are emerging six and seven year olds. Other EarthWalk children come to us as leaders and are learning how to grow their skills within EarthWalk’s loving community. We have exceptional teenagers, some of whom will soon transition to EarthWalk staff. And of course we have our very own amazing Mentors who guide and care for your children every day.
Over the final weeks of 2017 we will share inspiring stories of young leaders who grew up in the EarthWalk community.
Alumni & Summer Camp Mentor
Adin began as an EarthWalk Village School student in 2005, the year EarthWalk was founded. He remembers his seven-year-old self being enchanted by the voices calling to each other in the woods, and also the quiet of the Sit Spot. He remembers learning grounding practices, such as sharing gratitude, singing songs, storytelling, and being part of a caring community. Today, Adin is a junior at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts, where he helps develop workshops for the local Sojourner Truth School, a community based social movement building school.
Thank you Adin for speaking up for justice.
Top photo: Adin leading a consensus process while occupying
fossil fuel train tracks in Albany NY
WE GROW LEADERS WHO SPEAK UP.
WE GROW LEADERS WHO GIVE BACK.
Alumni & Summer Camp Mentor
Cricket’s EarthWalk days started thirteen years ago, at age five, when she joined the very first Village School Day, learning songs, stories and skills, and forming a deep bond with the land. She participated in almost every program that EarthWalk offered, and learned how to listen, share, and give to others and the land as part of a caring community. Today, Cricket is giving back, not only as an EarthWalk Summer Camp mentor, but also as a U-32 High School student volunteer coordinator of the local food shelf.
Thank you Cricket for giving back to our community.
Top photo: Cricket featured on the cover of The Bridge, a Montpelier newspaper.