Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land

are creating An after school Youth program in stewardship of self & the land

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The Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land Program

We are so excited to announce the start of our 2nd year, beginning Thursday, September 19th, 2019 with our 9 week Fall Session!

West Marin 4th-8th graders, come and join us each Thursday between Sept 19th and Nov 21st (minus Halloween!) from 3-6pm! We’ll meet up at the BolinasCampus each week and go on towards adventure from there…

The cost is $40 a week or $360 for the series(scholarships available) and includes a healthy snack.

UPDATES:
In our previous two sessions, we found that the magic was strongest when the Student Mentors connected one-on-one with the Bolinas students. To build on this magic, we are thrilled to have the ability, this year, to offer our USF Student Mentors a 3 week pre-session training to prepare them to dive in deeply with the youth for the 9 weeks ahead.

In this, they will be trained in a common language and way of interacting as well as both field skills such as animal tracking, plant ID, outdoor games and safety and interpersonal and reflective skills. This additional training will support a deeper connection between youth and mentor and create a safer container for the one-on-one transmission of skills. Our belief is thatas each young steward develops the skills to tune in and steward his/her self, this will ripple out into care of others, the community and the land.

Our 2nd positive change is adding an additional campout midway through the Fall series in addition to the end of year campout.This additional campout has been made possible by our local grants. Big thanks to the West Marin Fund, Bolinas Stinson School Foundation, and the Marin County Community Service Fund for their support of our program!

Lastly we will be focusing on raising funds to purchase products from local California B-Corps and local businesses to build our gear bags. These gear bags will be used in our campouts and future wilderness excursions.

Additionally, these gear bags will be a resource to share with our community’s students for school field trips (such as the NatureBridge program in Yosemite and the Marin Headlands or our local Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School) and for participation in other local programs,(Bo-Stin Summer Camp or the Point Reyes Summer Camp.)

This exchange or lending will include a Bo-Stin Young Steward educating the student onhow to use the pack, what gear is included and experiential encouragement for the field trip, lessening any intimidation around attending such field trips and creating an opportunity for the Young Steward to be in a mentoring role to a peer.

We are grateful for your continued support of the program’s development and attainment of its goals.


WHEN YOU SUPPORT US THROUGH PATREON, YOU SUPPORT:
Insurance
Curriculum development
Scheduling
Program Coordinator stipends
Community specialists stipends
Snack
First aid kits
School bus rental fees
Campout location rentals
Overnight fees for Program Coordinators
Marketing
Fiscal Sponsorship

Donated Services by Steering Committee:

Bookkeeping & Budget Planning
Operational planning & implementation
Grant & sponsorship writing
Marketing design & implementation
Snack preparation


Please email [email protected] for more info, questions and application and scholarship request forms.

Future Goals:

-gear bags for stewards and loaning out to our local students in school year and summer programs.

-Incentives for youth in skill building for small community jobs.

-collaborating with local youth programs In West Marin and Marin such as Bolinas Stinson Youth Group, Bolinas Summer Camp, Point Reyes Summer Camp, and Natura.

-supporting a smoother transition from Bo-StinYSL for middle schoolers into high school through collaboration and affiliations with programs such as Bioneers Youth Leadership Program ages 13-23; Ceres Community Meal Project ages 14 up; Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: Youth Volunteer Stewardship Programs / Advisory Council ages 14-26; YCC- Youth Conservation Corp, trail restoration program ages 14-18; Yosemite Youth Conservancy Leadership through adventure program (Adventure Risk Challenge) 40 day Summer Immersion Program.

-expanding the program to more than one day a week.


Please keep reading for more history and information about the program...



MISSION:
The Young Stewards of the Land is an after school program that teaches students skills in self stewardship, land stewardship and community care. Local specialists offer expertise through hands-on, cooperative learning experiences in the West Marin outdoors, empowering students to care for themselves, one another, the land, and the community.

HOW IT WORKS:
The program includes layers of mentorship between USF students, middle school students, and elementary students with ourProgram Coordinators assisting the connections. Each week, participants meet up at the Bolinas campus and then walk to various locations around Bolinas, exploring along the way, and interacting with various community specialists who shine a light on different skills and wonders to be found at the intersection of the human being and the outdoor world.

HOW IT BEGAN:
After a year of development through the Bolinas-Stinson School Site Council, this program came to life with the support of a partnership with Professor Melinda Stone and the University of San Francisco.

Our program officially began late August,2018, and provided support to 5th-8th graders every Friday from 3pm-6pm in our Fall Series.

For our Winter / Spring Series 2019, we chose to open it up to our 4th-8th grade classes. We provided partial and full scholarships to those in need. This was made possible through a grant from the West Marin Fund.

Thank you to the West Marin Fund and Bolinas-Stinson School Foundation for making the launch of the program possible for the 2018/2019 school year!



WHO WE ARE:
The program for 2018-2019 was led by USF Professor Melinda Stone with assisting coordinators Meg Campbell and Ian Mclaird officially joining in Spring of 2019, after shadowing partially through Fall of 2018. Their additional support and ideas have proved to be very supportive and effective.

The Steering Committee of school parents(Meadow Evans, Veena Lucas, Chelsie Fontan-Walker and Lia Sabbatini) support the program by donating their time throughregular logistical and visioning meetings about the program,cooking up adelicious, weekly snack for the students, bi-lingual applications, registration, insurance, grant writing, sponsorship requests and many other forms of blood, sweat, and tears! ;)

COMMUNITY:
Local partners include Star Route and Gospel Flat Farms, Commonweal Gardens (Natura) with Anna O’Malley, BPUD Land Stewards, and the Bolinas Land Trust as well as a wealth of local artists, artisans, naturalists, and primitive skills experts bridging community between local youth and local elders.

ACTIVITIES:
Activities have included and will continue to include learning about our local flora and fauna, farming, goat tending, fire skills, cooking with the Cobb oven, apple harvesting, outdoor survival and ancestral skills, making herbal 1st aid kits, orienteering, bird watching, animal tracking, shelter building, kayaking, water safety, Fall mid-series campout, and end-of-the-year campout!

We have even more activities in the works for the program!

Please see our website BoStinYSL.org for more details. If you have questions or if you know a youth who would like to join the program send a request for applications and scholarships to [email protected]

Thank you,
The Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land Steering Committee






Tiers
Best Wishes
$2 or more per month

Thank you for the best wishes to our program and we are sending warm wishes to you for your Donation.

Private Bo-StinYSL Members Only Blog
$5 or more per month
We will be sharing about the process, journey and growth the kids are making. As well as how the community is embracing and acknowledging the kids for their contributions. 
Signature E-Postcards
$7 or more per month
Unique thank you postcards signed by kids andemailed at the end of each 6 week theme. 
Calendar
$12 or more per month
A calendar of pictures from the stewardship projects and nature
Postcard Book
$25 or more per month
A collection of 20 postcards and pictures we have sent view email or blog in a print for you to sign and send.
Signed Sealed Delivered Thank You Card
$50 or more per month only 39 left
Thank you - Unique card signed and mailed bystaff and council 
Calendar Sponsor Listing
$80 or more per month
Not only will you get out amazing calendar with pics from all the local sites our young stewards explored and supported. you will also be listed as a sponsor In our calendar.
Lapel Pin
$100 or more per month
Youth Stewards Lapel Pin
Guidebook
$170 or more per month

A copy of our Kid created skills guidebook a collection of nature guides, survival skills, walk in the woods recipes, nature and art from 2018-2019 Stewards.

Earth Kisses
$365 or more per month
Your amazing for supporting connection between children, nature and community.  That is creating connected communities and protected lands. The earth kisses your feet as you walk upon it, 365 days a year. Thank you. 
Goals
$61 of $300 per month
-collaborating with local youth programs In West Marin and Marin such as Bolinas Stinson Youth Group, Bolinas Summer Camp, Point Reyes Summer Camp, and Natura.

-supporting a smoother transition from Bo-StinYSL for middle schoolers into high school through collaboration and affiliations with programs such as Bioneers Youth Leadership Program ages 13-23; Ceres Community Meal Project ages 14 up; Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: Youth Volunteer Stewardship Programs / Advisory Council ages 14-26; YCC- Youth Conservation Corp, trail restoration program ages 14-18; Yosemite Youth Conservancy Leadership through adventure program (Adventure Risk Challenge) 40 day Summer Immersion Program.

Funding for these goals will facilitate meetings, sharing meals or creating an additional day of exploring with one of our local community specialist.

These connections will be designed specifically for transitioning 7th & 8th graders to connect with high school age appropriate programs for stewardship through 2-3 meetups. 
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The Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land Program

We are so excited to announce the start of our 2nd year, beginning Thursday, September 19th, 2019 with our 9 week Fall Session!

West Marin 4th-8th graders, come and join us each Thursday between Sept 19th and Nov 21st (minus Halloween!) from 3-6pm! We’ll meet up at the BolinasCampus each week and go on towards adventure from there…

The cost is $40 a week or $360 for the series(scholarships available) and includes a healthy snack.

UPDATES:
In our previous two sessions, we found that the magic was strongest when the Student Mentors connected one-on-one with the Bolinas students. To build on this magic, we are thrilled to have the ability, this year, to offer our USF Student Mentors a 3 week pre-session training to prepare them to dive in deeply with the youth for the 9 weeks ahead.

In this, they will be trained in a common language and way of interacting as well as both field skills such as animal tracking, plant ID, outdoor games and safety and interpersonal and reflective skills. This additional training will support a deeper connection between youth and mentor and create a safer container for the one-on-one transmission of skills. Our belief is thatas each young steward develops the skills to tune in and steward his/her self, this will ripple out into care of others, the community and the land.

Our 2nd positive change is adding an additional campout midway through the Fall series in addition to the end of year campout.This additional campout has been made possible by our local grants. Big thanks to the West Marin Fund, Bolinas Stinson School Foundation, and the Marin County Community Service Fund for their support of our program!

Lastly we will be focusing on raising funds to purchase products from local California B-Corps and local businesses to build our gear bags. These gear bags will be used in our campouts and future wilderness excursions.

Additionally, these gear bags will be a resource to share with our community’s students for school field trips (such as the NatureBridge program in Yosemite and the Marin Headlands or our local Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School) and for participation in other local programs,(Bo-Stin Summer Camp or the Point Reyes Summer Camp.)

This exchange or lending will include a Bo-Stin Young Steward educating the student onhow to use the pack, what gear is included and experiential encouragement for the field trip, lessening any intimidation around attending such field trips and creating an opportunity for the Young Steward to be in a mentoring role to a peer.

We are grateful for your continued support of the program’s development and attainment of its goals.


WHEN YOU SUPPORT US THROUGH PATREON, YOU SUPPORT:
Insurance
Curriculum development
Scheduling
Program Coordinator stipends
Community specialists stipends
Snack
First aid kits
School bus rental fees
Campout location rentals
Overnight fees for Program Coordinators
Marketing
Fiscal Sponsorship

Donated Services by Steering Committee:

Bookkeeping & Budget Planning
Operational planning & implementation
Grant & sponsorship writing
Marketing design & implementation
Snack preparation


Please email [email protected] for more info, questions and application and scholarship request forms.

Future Goals:

-gear bags for stewards and loaning out to our local students in school year and summer programs.

-Incentives for youth in skill building for small community jobs.

-collaborating with local youth programs In West Marin and Marin such as Bolinas Stinson Youth Group, Bolinas Summer Camp, Point Reyes Summer Camp, and Natura.

-supporting a smoother transition from Bo-StinYSL for middle schoolers into high school through collaboration and affiliations with programs such as Bioneers Youth Leadership Program ages 13-23; Ceres Community Meal Project ages 14 up; Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: Youth Volunteer Stewardship Programs / Advisory Council ages 14-26; YCC- Youth Conservation Corp, trail restoration program ages 14-18; Yosemite Youth Conservancy Leadership through adventure program (Adventure Risk Challenge) 40 day Summer Immersion Program.

-expanding the program to more than one day a week.


Please keep reading for more history and information about the program...



MISSION:
The Young Stewards of the Land is an after school program that teaches students skills in self stewardship, land stewardship and community care. Local specialists offer expertise through hands-on, cooperative learning experiences in the West Marin outdoors, empowering students to care for themselves, one another, the land, and the community.

HOW IT WORKS:
The program includes layers of mentorship between USF students, middle school students, and elementary students with ourProgram Coordinators assisting the connections. Each week, participants meet up at the Bolinas campus and then walk to various locations around Bolinas, exploring along the way, and interacting with various community specialists who shine a light on different skills and wonders to be found at the intersection of the human being and the outdoor world.

HOW IT BEGAN:
After a year of development through the Bolinas-Stinson School Site Council, this program came to life with the support of a partnership with Professor Melinda Stone and the University of San Francisco.

Our program officially began late August,2018, and provided support to 5th-8th graders every Friday from 3pm-6pm in our Fall Series.

For our Winter / Spring Series 2019, we chose to open it up to our 4th-8th grade classes. We provided partial and full scholarships to those in need. This was made possible through a grant from the West Marin Fund.

Thank you to the West Marin Fund and Bolinas-Stinson School Foundation for making the launch of the program possible for the 2018/2019 school year!



WHO WE ARE:
The program for 2018-2019 was led by USF Professor Melinda Stone with assisting coordinators Meg Campbell and Ian Mclaird officially joining in Spring of 2019, after shadowing partially through Fall of 2018. Their additional support and ideas have proved to be very supportive and effective.

The Steering Committee of school parents(Meadow Evans, Veena Lucas, Chelsie Fontan-Walker and Lia Sabbatini) support the program by donating their time throughregular logistical and visioning meetings about the program,cooking up adelicious, weekly snack for the students, bi-lingual applications, registration, insurance, grant writing, sponsorship requests and many other forms of blood, sweat, and tears! ;)

COMMUNITY:
Local partners include Star Route and Gospel Flat Farms, Commonweal Gardens (Natura) with Anna O’Malley, BPUD Land Stewards, and the Bolinas Land Trust as well as a wealth of local artists, artisans, naturalists, and primitive skills experts bridging community between local youth and local elders.

ACTIVITIES:
Activities have included and will continue to include learning about our local flora and fauna, farming, goat tending, fire skills, cooking with the Cobb oven, apple harvesting, outdoor survival and ancestral skills, making herbal 1st aid kits, orienteering, bird watching, animal tracking, shelter building, kayaking, water safety, Fall mid-series campout, and end-of-the-year campout!

We have even more activities in the works for the program!

Please see our website BoStinYSL.org for more details. If you have questions or if you know a youth who would like to join the program send a request for applications and scholarships to [email protected]

Thank you,
The Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land Steering Committee






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Tiers
Best Wishes
$2 or more per month

Thank you for the best wishes to our program and we are sending warm wishes to you for your Donation.

Private Bo-StinYSL Members Only Blog
$5 or more per month
We will be sharing about the process, journey and growth the kids are making. As well as how the community is embracing and acknowledging the kids for their contributions. 
Signature E-Postcards
$7 or more per month
Unique thank you postcards signed by kids andemailed at the end of each 6 week theme. 
Calendar
$12 or more per month
A calendar of pictures from the stewardship projects and nature
Postcard Book
$25 or more per month
A collection of 20 postcards and pictures we have sent view email or blog in a print for you to sign and send.
Signed Sealed Delivered Thank You Card
$50 or more per month only 39 left
Thank you - Unique card signed and mailed bystaff and council 
Calendar Sponsor Listing
$80 or more per month
Not only will you get out amazing calendar with pics from all the local sites our young stewards explored and supported. you will also be listed as a sponsor In our calendar.
Lapel Pin
$100 or more per month
Youth Stewards Lapel Pin
Guidebook
$170 or more per month

A copy of our Kid created skills guidebook a collection of nature guides, survival skills, walk in the woods recipes, nature and art from 2018-2019 Stewards.

Earth Kisses
$365 or more per month
Your amazing for supporting connection between children, nature and community.  That is creating connected communities and protected lands. The earth kisses your feet as you walk upon it, 365 days a year. Thank you.