Utne Features Sierra's “Team of Rivals”
Sierra’s article is about L.A. teens who participated in WildLink, a program that helps underprivileged urban kids experience the outdoors. Students from rival high schools Crenshaw and Dorsey explored Yosemite National Park and befriended each other.
The Utne article also mentions Sierra's accompanying profile about African American park ranger Shelton Johnson, who connects with Yosemite’s visitors dressed up as a buffalo soldier from the 1800s.
For more information about programs that bring urban kids to the outdoors, check out the Sierra Club’s Building Bridges program.
--Julie Littman / photo by Michael Winokur