Wild Gift is a non-profit organization that supports the initiatives of leaders, ages 21-30, through a four-part, seventeen-month learning opportunity. Every year, five leaders are selected to receive the Wild Gift, a value of $11-15,000 per leader. Applicants write a personal vision statement and translate that vision into a proposal for a leadership action project that will benefit the natural environment and human community. Visit the application page for more information. The project proposal is refined during Part One, Leadership Project Mentoring and Part Two, Deep Wilderness Trek, into a working contract. During Part Three, Leadership Action Project, recipients are supported for one year to implement their projects in the real world. Near the end of that year, Wild Gift recipients reunite during Part Four, Leadership Enrichment, a seven-day synthesis trek in Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return wilderness, to share project results with peers, mentors and Wild Gift Board and to strategize for the future success of the project. A new component of the Wild Gift program, the Leader Network, supports the work of alumni and keeps them connected to each other and wild nature.
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Exceptional leaders ages 21-30 who love nature.