Joining Forces to Expand Support for Youth Programs Across the Country

We’ve teamed-up with 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch Be a Champion, #InvestInKids to raise awareness and increase support for youth programs across the country. Every day, these programs reach millions of kids across the U.S. and make a positive impact in their communities and the world around them. Organizations like the Student Conservation Association (SCA) connect the next generation to opportunities for play, adventures, education, skill development, leadership, service and more, helping young people make friends, give back to their communities and build self-confidence. All of these programs enable young people to learn about themselves and build a strong foundation for a healthy, productive life. These programs and our nation’s youth need champions. Every adult has the opportunity to be a champion for youth in their lives and in their communities. We invite you to be one of those champions.

Recently, several volunteers participated in SCA and the National Park Service’s MLK Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and connect the issues of social and environmental justice by mobilizing the next generation of community stewards to help restore the Anacostia River and DC’s Urban Waterfront. This is one of many opportunities that SCA provides to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders to give back to their communities through projects and service to the land. To learn more about ways to get involved, please visit

The Be a Champion, #InvestInKids campaign is funded through generous support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Participating organizations include, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Camp Fire, Coaching Corps, Girls Inc., National 4H Council, Nature Bridge, Outward Bound, Playworks, Positive Coaching Alliance, the Student Conservation Association and the YMCA.