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Youth Environmental Alliance drills green message into students

An organization headed by a Coral Springs resident is doing all it can to promote the interest of young people in the environment, thereby making them stay away from making wrong and unhealthy choices.

Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs, Fishing for Success, Sailing for Success, and Florida Agriculture in the Classrooms are among the programs offered by Youth Environmental Alliance, Inc. (YEA).The organization came into existence in 2005.

“We are in the tri-county area,” Cindy Davidson, YEA executive director, said. “We have been successful in getting our message across to students. Students these days know a lot about recycling and the environment; they take these things very seriously.”

“We use outdoor education and recreation programs to get kids interested in the environment; most of our programs are free,” Davidson said. “We have a program about rain forests and its connection to chocolate. It is another hook that we use to get kid interested in nature and conservation.”

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