For the past three years, the Bureau of Land Management California State Office has sponsored four Youth Summits for young adults working or interested in natural resource management or closely related field. These summits involved BLM-California working collaboratively with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, youth organizations and other partners to strengthen and expand opportunities for young people and their instructors. The Youth Summits focused on possible careers with the BLM or other land management agencies. The recipient will assist BLM-California on ways the agency can strengthen and expand its partnerships with conservation organizations serving young people and academic institutions that utilize the Educate, Engage and Employ goals of the BLM-Washington Youth Strategy. In addition, Secretary Sally Jewell has launched an ambitious initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. For the health of the U.S. economy and our nationĂ˘ÂżÂżs public lands, itĂ˘ÂżÂżs critical that we collaborate and strive to establish meaningful and deep connections between young people Ă˘ÂżÂż from every ethnic background and community Ă˘ÂżÂż to Play, Learn, Serve and Work in AmericaĂ˘ÂżÂżs great outdoors. The recipient must have prior knowledge of the operations of the Youth Summits.