Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Group Photo of TeensThis past January, Camp Fire Teen Leaders participated in the MLK Day of Service through the United Way of King County, joining more than 2,000 volunteers across the county. 55 teens and adults attended our service project, hosted by the Green Seattle Partnership at the Kubota Gardens Natural Area.

Volunteers worked to pull invasive blackberry roots and ivy from the urban forest natural area beside the Kubota Gardens, operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. After removing these plants, volunteers planted trees and bushes that are native to the area. The project also included a lesson on reforestation and the importance of preserving urban forest areas, keeping with our council’s value of connecting youth to the environment in all of our programs, such as our Outdoor Education program.

The Green Seattle Partnership works throughout the year to protect and rebuild our forested parks throughout Seattle. Learn more about this unique partnership in Seattle working to preserve our environment, and learn how to volunteer with them for upcoming events in your neighborhood!

We invite teens throughout the area to join our Teen Leadership programs throughout the year! Learn more about our opportunities for leadership, learning, and earning community service hours!