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For leaders
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Project GO offers 8 and 4 hour Leader Certification courses for adults who work with or volunteer with children in after-school and out-of-school settings.  Participants spend 2 hours on prerequisite work, including the on-line leader training referenced below, prior to the in-person workshop.


The course provides training including information, resources and hands-on practice to help youth workers build confidence and experience leadingoutdoor nature programs. 

To find out more about the certification course, check out the course syllabus.  You may request a Project GO Leader Certification workshop for a specific site or community.  Space is limited to 25 participants per workshop. For more information, contact Project GO at


On-Line Training Opportunities

The Project GO Leader Training offered in-person is undoubtedly the best option for those who are new to the field of after school programming, especially those living in rural Minnesota who work with low-income youth and youth of color. But we understand these in-person training workshops may not be an accessible option for everyone.


Therefore, Project GO has gathered together many of the resources from our in-person training and made them available on-line through our virtual learning portal. Although we cannot provide the full experience one would receive during the in-person training, these resources and materials will give you a good introduction to the content and provide you with resources to continue learning on the topics you find most helpful. Click here to access the Virtual Learning Portal.

Our On-line Leader Training introduces volunteers and mentors to resources and tips for developing safe and welcoming nature-based programs for ALL youth.  The on-line training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is available to any individual who is interested in learning more about community-based program development and working with youth outdoors.  There is no cost for the on-line training.

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