The "Taking Care of What You Know: An Evaluation of the SEAS Community Initiative" is a report from TNC Canada that evaluates the SEAS (Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards) program - locally developed youth programs designed to engage, develop, prepare and empower Indigenous youth.
Some key findings are:
- SEAS positively impacts youth in 6 key areas that extend well beyond the development of skills and qualities linked to stewardship and leadership: leadership, school performance, character development, opportunity, connection to territory and culture, and health and wellness.
- SEAS successfully engages, develops and prepares Indigenous youth to become the next generation of leaders and stewards in their communities
- SEAS has far-reaching positive impacts at the community level in 4 key areas: community well-being, cultural resurgence, community capacity and economic opportunities.