Defensores believes that with access to the right resources, the Latino community can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to become strong leaders in their own way. We want to be an outlet where Latin@s can share their interests, talents, and passion for nature and the environment. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we all can make an impactful difference.
La Academia de Defensores
La Academia is a paid Spanish language training opportunity for adults that equips community leaders with the resources, tools, and knowledge to serve as a point person in their community on watershed issues and solutions.
Defensores Youth Corps
Defensores Youth Corps is a youth group focused on environmental stewardship and awareness raising. We have fun adventures and outings to share the positive side of nature and the environment, share knowledge about our impact and the positive benefits of a clean environment, and provide opportunities to practice stewardship.
Embajadores de los Árboles
The Embajadores de los Árboles program invites participants to serve as paid ambassadors for trees through increasing their knowledge of trees, helping to find hosts/locations for trees, and shepherding their success over the duration of the program.