The Nature Conservancy's Young Professionals Group invites you to join them on Thursday, 3/29 for Cocktails Under the Canopy: A Benefit for Leaf. Get your tickets here!
The benefit will support The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF), an ambitious program that aims to empower the next generation of conservation leaders and equip them with the skills and knowledge to address our world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Date and Time: March 29, 2012. Event: 8-11 p.m. Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art -172 Norfolk Street (between Houston and Stanton)
Cocktails Under the Canopy will feature:
Sustainable plates by renowned Chefs
Live Music by Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band
Ticket price: Currently on sale for $190 – get yours before they’re sold out!
After Party location: Libation
Expected number of guests: 400+
More About Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF)-
Provides summer internships for high school students from urban areas (started in NYC, now in 19 states).
By targeting urban youth from populations largely underrepresented in the conservation movement, LEAF trains and develops the next generation of conservation leaders.
Helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources.
College matriculation rates are 45% higher for LEAF alumni than the average at participating schools.
For almost all of the youth participants (93%), LEAF represented the first sustained exposure to nature.