“It is vital that we support organizations like ELK that educate the next generation about the importance of maintaining a safe and clean environment for our future.”
- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock
ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids) is an inclusive non-profit organization that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25.
ELK Inspires youth to have high expectations of themselves by exposing them to the outdoors and engaging them in service learning projects. For many of the youth ELK serves, it’s their first experience with the outdoors.
ELK Educates youth through science and environmental education embedded in all programs and activities, furthers students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, their communities, college, and careers.
ELK Transforms youth by endowing them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and employment opportunities.
We are excited to announce that ELK was one of four organizations across the country selected for a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Planning Association. This grant will help us build the Montbello Open Space Park, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Denver Parks and Recreation.
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The # BuildELKsHome Campaign is the development of an Education & Community Center and 4.5 acre Open Space Park providing a home in the community to learn, play and create through improved access to nature, educational and community programs in a safe place within the neighborhood. The project will create space to house ELK’s programs and operations, as well as provide a community center and a green space that is open and free to the public and activated by youth and adult programs.
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