Youth Heritage Project
Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers…
It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington.
YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an understanding of how cultural resources affect a community.
This year it’s happening at Olympic National Park. Click here for more info.
Participants are asked to develop their own ideas about why preservation matters and how remembering the past can be a crucial part of a sustainable future.
In addition to exposing students to the benefits of historic preservation, YHP strives to teach youth that they can be a part of shaping their own communities through participation and activism.
Through YHP the Washington Trust seeks to inspire and excite our youth — the next generation of community leaders — to get involved and advocate for saving the places that matter to them.