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Southern California Mountains Foundation

Tomorrow’s leaders can seize the opportunity to learn to make management decisions and participate in forestry projects in the real world.

Children who participate in our nationally recognized program practice invaluable leadership skills that prepare them to make better decisions for the future and protect the heritage and resources of our forest.

Click here for more information about the program.

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Become A Volunteer

We are always ready to welcome new youth volunteers and adult mentors.


New participants are required to fill out registration forms, a volunteer agreement, and attend orientation to learn about the program, meet other volunteers, and sign-up for volunteer opportunities.

To join the team, please contact Wendy Craig at

Become a Member

Become a part of the member network vital to the success of this program.

Click here to sign up.

Without donations and in-kind services, Children’s Forest’s important work and innovative programs would not be possible. Special thanks to these major donors: