Youth Education Workgroup

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Youth Education NLC Workgroup

Engages young people in activities that will foster in them the values to carry on the mission of TU and to secure for future generations TU’s vision.

Watch Headwaters: Stream of Engagement a new video describing Trout Unlimited’s variety of youth programs.

Click here for resources for youth education including ideas, articles, checklists for planning youth events and programs and more

Committee Members
Chair: Kim McCarthy, Wisconsin
Linn Beck, Wisconsin
Kelly Buchta, New Jersey
Charlie Charlesworth, Pennsylvania
Susan Geer, Arizona
Dakus Geeslin, Texas
Scott Hood, Oklahoma
Chris Jones, Idaho
Mack Martin, Georgia
Kelly Marquart, Utah
Linda, McAteer, Arizona
Mike Mihalis, North Carolina
Greg Prosen, Illinois
Sharon Richardson, Arizona
Judi Sittler, Pennsylvania
Ron Urban, New york
Stan Zarnowiecki, Illinois

TU Staff Contacts: Franklin Tate, Tara Granke

Meets: The 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. 


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following in-person and online events:

In-Person Trainings:

2020 Annual Meeting
TBD Online Event Planned

2021 Northeast Regional Rendezvous
June 26-28 – Connecticut


Online Trainings:
View recordings of past webinars online at Online webinars are held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

June 4 – Planning for the Fall: What Activities Work Best (8PM)

June 9 – Tactical Succession Planning (8PM)

June 15 – Council Chair & Vice Chair Roundtable (5PM)

June 22 – Leaders Only Tools Section: Fedback from Volunteers (2PM)

June 23 – State of Eastern TU: Stories of Impact from the Field (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning