Increasing Access to Nature: Helping Youth Find their Path, with Gichuki Francis, CEO, Tabasamu Afrika Hub in Kitale, Kenya
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Increasing Access to Nature: Helping Youth Find Their Paths

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 19@ 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The two day "Increasing Access to Nature: Helping Youth find their Path" training will take place at the Arnot Forest lodge and cabins Cornell field campus. This strength-based workshop includes 3 ways to participate:  

  • Friday, 12:00-4:00pm. Single day workshop for ADULTS on ways to support youth in accessing their strengths using nature. Cost: $75/person.
  • Friday, 12:00pm-Saturday 12:00pm: Overnight workshop for ADULT/YOUTH PAIRS (youth aged 7-14, accompanied by an adult mentor/parent/educator/caregiver/youth worker). Cost: $250/pair.
  • Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm: Continuing strength-based nature workshops ADULT/YOUTH PAIRS. Program included in Overnight cost;  Cost: $125 per Adult/Youth Pair NOT spending the previous night.

Professional development credit awarded through BOCES to participating regional educators. For more information, contact Davi Mozie at

About the Presenter: Gichuki Francis, CEO of Tabasamu Afrika Hub in Kitale, Kenya, a social innovation enterprise engaged in training, mentoring and coaching young people to reach their full potential through activities in nature and sports.Gichuki has worked extensively in Kenya and internationally in youth and community development. 

During his 4-week stay in Ithaca, Gichuki will offer workshops in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Ithaca, Ithaca Youth Bureau, TST BOCES and with CCE-Tompkins' 4-H Urban Outreach, i-JUMP and Primitive Pursuits programs. For more information or to partner with Gichuki on an event for your organization, contact Davi Mozie at or (607) 272-2292.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 4-H Urban Outreach, i-JUMP,
My Brothers Keeper Ithaca, Primitive Pursuits, Ithaca Youth Bureau and TST BOCES



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Arnot Teaching Forest, Cornell University
611 County Rte. 13
Cayuta, New York 14824

Last updated October 14, 2019