Tanner Yess

Groundwork Cincinnati’s programs engage youth in community-driven green improvements, and span recreation, education, and employment.

“I believe that the front lines of conservation are in urban areas. Connecting residents (especially youth) to their environment brings ownership, sense of place, and an eagerness to explore. This connection affects their world view. We use green jobs, recreation, and education to invest in people and create change agents. As a person of color who came up in the environmental science and outdoor recreation industry, I’m excited to spread an ethic of conservation through mechanisms like outdoor recreation.”

Tanner is a member of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.

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