The work of Project GO is carried out by program leaders across the state.
Program Leaders are either volunteers or paid staff of community organizations who lead outdoor programs and activities for youth.
Project GO offers an 8-hour Leader Certification course for adults who work with or volunteer with children in after-school and out-of-school settings. The course provides training including information, resources and hands-on practice to help youth workers build confidence and experience to lead outdoor nature programs at their sites. To find out more about the certification course, check out the course syllabus. Project GO Leader Certification workshops are scheduled annually in each region of Minnesota. Space is limited to 25 participants per workshop.
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.
You may request a Project GO Leader Certification workshop for a specific site or community. For more information, contact Project GO at firstname.lastname@example.org.