Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) is a youth leadership program that provides opportunities for wilderness and inner city environmental education and leadership skills development. WILD was established in 1997 as a community building program to encourage Asian and Pacific Islander youth to become responsible citizens for their communities. WILD is a program of InterIm Community Development Association.
WILD provides opportunities for students to lead neighborhood projects related to environmental justice, empowering action through environmental education and intergenerational learning. Past projects include the Chinatown Night Market, International District Summer Festival, and Danny Woo Garden cleanup. The youth also go on field trips such as sailing, snowshoeing, camping, and eagle watching.
Who can join WILD?
WILD primarily serves high-school aged youth between the ages 14-19 and who are of Asian Pacific Islander descent. WILD youth can choose to participate in any of the 3 programs offered during the school year:
- Community Building
- English Language Tutoring
- Special Events and Fundraising
WILD also offers a paid youth leadership internship during the summer months of the year and provides resources for career/college prep year-round.
**Youth participation in the WILD program can count as service-learning hours.
How do I join?
To apply to the WILD program, please complete all 2010 WILD Application forms, which can be found on the WILD Program Enrollment page. Once you have completed this packet, please return it to the WILD office IN PERSON at:
InterIm Community Development Association
601 South King Street, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98104
For more information about the WILD program, please contact:
206-623-5132 ext 322
Glen Jermyn Andag
Support Services Coordinator
206-623-5132 ext 324