Saving our history starts with engaging young people today.

Warwick, RI, cemetery cleanup

Historic preservation is all about connecting places to people and building communities. In order to continue to advance the historic preservation movement for the future, we need to connect all people, from all cultures, diverse backgrounds, different walks of life and all ages to historic sites, cultural landscapes and sacred sites.

That’s why it’s so important for preservation organizations to create partnerships with local schools, universities, local community groups and organizations. 

There are many service learning and community opportunities, as well as programs for the next generation that will directly engage them with heritage resources.

The following links serve as a resource to promote learning and other opportunities for youth in historic preservation.

Cultural Heritage in the Forest

Preservation in Practice

Crow Canyon, CO, student archaeology

Youth Engagement

Educational Opportunities including lesson plans, educational resources, continuing education, and higher education opportunities

Service Learning and Volunteerism; also check out your own community and see what resources are available through the Preserve America Communities

Jobs and Internships

Young Professionals in Preservation

Native Youth


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Saving our history tomorrow starts with the youth of today.