The 2016-2017 Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program is in full swing and despite a weekend of record rainfall, our awesome student leaders came together at Loyola Marymount University for their Winter Meet –Up! With their Grades of Green Activity in mind, students discussed ways to enhance and further develop their Activity with their fellow Youth Corps peers and Grades of Green Advisors. This Meet-Up also included a mindful activity in which students wrote “postcards to the earth”, thanking Mother Nature for her many underappreciated gifts. Elementary students created posters to promote their Grades of Green Activity at their school, and middle school students crafted individualized elevator pitches to practice introducing their Activity to people in their school community. The Meet-Up concluded with a presentation from Patrick, a volunteer with the Ballona Wetlands who taught students about the importance of wetlands and the history of the area. Special thank you to the LMU CURes department! To check out photos from the Winter Meet-Up, click here! Interested in learning more about the Youth Crops Eco-Leadership Program? Click here to read about all of the students and the Grades of Green Activity they are working on this year.