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Spring 2013

January 24, 2013

YLP Welcomes Spring 2013




The Yosemite Leadership Program welcomed back its student participants yesterday with great excitement to have both the first and second year cohorts reunited after a long, well deserved month away.  The YLP crew is in for a wild ride in the coming months, as campus and park facilitators are coordinating numerous events and outings for the semester!  February will start with a bang as the participants take an exhilarating trip to the EDGE Ropes Course at CSU Fresno, take a behind the scenes tour of Alcatraz, and the second years begin to finalize preparations for their community-impact capstone projects.  In celebration of Black History Month, on February 28th YLP will invite the UCM and Merced communities to welcome back Shelton Johnson, a well respected interpretive ranger in Yosemite National Park who's been recognized for his part in the Ken Burns film, National Parks - America's Best Idea, by both President Barack Obama as well as Oprah Winfrey.  








Stay tuned for more news about YLP students, opportunities, and upcoming events!

Jacob Croasdale
Yosemite Leadership Coordinator
University of California, Merced