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Investing in Young Leaders


Above: Students at Forest Area Middle School look for macro invertebrates in their school forest’s bog to study its water quality. Our after school programs get students outside and learning through hands-on and engaging activities.

The biggest returns come from investments in youth, that’s why we work with Northern Michigan students year round! We are sharing our love of nature and practicing teamwork to inspire local youth to be the change they want to see in the world. You can help the next generation become more resilient and compassionate with a gift to SEEDS today!

2021 Highlights

  • Served 700 rural K12 students providing experiential learning, ecology and ecoSTEM programming at no cost to families
  • Invested 85,000 contact hours in students attending rural public schools
  • Spent one out of every three hours on STEM and academic activities
  • Prioritized Social-Emotional Learning activities, supporting confidence building and leadership skills

Youth Voices

“SEEDS taught me different ways to work with others and how to be more confident. I want to be the type of person who is caring and supportive of friends.” – Lars, Brethren Middle School, Brethren

“I really like SEEDS because everybody here is very nice and friendly, and if you’re going through some stuff, the SEEDS teachers will understand.” – Makayla, Cherry Street Intermediate School, Kalkaska

“SEEDS is helping me be more kind by being around more people and trusting them. I want to be the kind of person who people can look up to and feel safe to talk to.” – Alexis, Forest Area Middle School, Fife Lake

Support Young Leaders with a Gift to SEEDS!