Give Forests a Hand Youth Action Guide
"Give Forests a Hand" is a community service learning program that engages groups of youth in explorations and action projects based on trees and forests. The entire booklet is a 105 page project book for youth. It describes an eight-step process that guides youth through problem identification, the search for more information, prioritizing activities, selecting a project, planning that project, implementing the action, and finally celebrating success. The booklet includes four surveys for different types of forests: school forests, community forests, neighborhood trees, and rural forests that guide youth toward potential questions, concerns and opportunities for action projects. Reflection questions at each step of the process help youth think about the skills they are building and the information they are learning. A companion Leader Guide can be found at CIR 1270/FR118.
Note: CIR 1269/FR117 is available in Portable Document Format (pdf) only (file size = 9.28MB). Click here to view the pdf.