National park helps find tomorrow’s leaders, Alternative Break Citizenship School held at Grand Canyon

| August 5, 2015

By Loretta Yerian • Grand Canyon News

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Sixty-four students, representing 35 universities spent the week of July 25-31 volunteering and learning new leadership skills during the fifth Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS) at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).

The goal for the week long school was to help raise up leaders in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs. The programs provide various volunteer services in the park and around the country.

The school also promotes active citizenship and volunteering opportunities for the students and helps providing them leadership training and a chance to extend their networks, with the possibility of future careers with the National Park Service (NPS).

Todd Nelson, volunteer resource program coordinator at Grand Canyon National Park, said students split their time between volunteering with the park’s Wildland Fire Crew and focusing on leadership trainings.

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