Three students help one another cross a river.
Courtesy of Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative

Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative

San Francisco, CA

The Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative (WALC) is an extraordinary environmental education program at two inner-city high schools in San Francisco, serving primarily low-income youth of color who have historically been underserved. Where traditional schooling has been insufficient in helping these students overcome the disadvantages that have plagued their educational careers since birth or immigration, WALC integrates environmental sciences, art, hands-on restoration, and personal reflection to inspire a sense of self, and of place, as participants in society and in the ecological processes of our planet.

Courtesy of Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative