Friday, December 13, 2013

Juan Martinez

Photo courtesy of The Sierra Club
I read about Juan Martinez in Richard Louv’s book The Nature Principle.  He is the National Youth Volunteer Coordinator for the Sierra Club and he leads the Natural Leaders Network of the Children and Nature Network.  His story really inspired me, and I wanted to share it with you.

“I take kids who have been abused, heavily medicated for behavior problems, violent, distrustful, but after a few days outdoors they’re sharing feelings and fears, laughing, and thinking like a team. You may be able to see the stars through a computer screen or book, but it’s nothing like lying on the grass looking up at the Milky Way.”  Read more about Juan HERE.