Fresh Tracks provides young Indigenous, rural, and urban leaders with cross-cultural community-building skills, leadership development training, civic engagement opportunities, and resources for innovative youth and community-led action.
The Fresh Tracks 2021 Annual Report shares our vision and highlights the action of our network over the past year. Made up of 250 trained community leaders, we are a youth-led revolution, rooted in the healing power of culture and the outdoors. We all know 2021 was a time of challenge as well as a time where we witnessed the power of community. It is because of our network’s boundless commitment that we have been able to find spaces for impact and action throughout the ongoing pandemic. We are proud and grateful for the way the Fresh Track network continues to do their best, even virtually, to make community connections that uplift the healing power of culture and the outdoors for civic action.
Fresh Tracks is a program of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions with partners Native Americans in Philanthropy, Children & Nature Network, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, and the Opportunity Youth Forum.
This report was made possible by contributions from Martin LeBlanc and LBC Action, Juan Martinez, Maris Nyhart, and Andrea Wagner.