Mayor Aja Brown pictured above with prospective Fresh Tracks participants 

On May 4, 2016 Mayor Aja Brown participated in the community kickoff and official launch of Fresh Tracks Leadership Expeditions that will provide Compton and Arctic Alaska youth to experience diverse cultures, explore the outdoors, build critical leadership and workforce development skills.

Fresh Tracks Leadership Expeditions is a partnership between IslandWood, Sierra Club, Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders, REI, and Zumiezwas and is inspired by the Obama Administration’s commitment to connecting more young Americans to the outdoors and in support of the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. During the press conference Mayor Brown stated, “The City of Compton and our My Brother’s Keeper team is proud to partner with Fresh Tracks on developing, cultivating, and displaying the leadership potential of Compton’s young adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for young people from Compton to expand their cultural understanding and make a real connection to the outdoors beyond the borders of Compton. I’m proud to support President Barack Obama’s commitment to making sure that more young Americans have the opportunity to build critical leadership and workforce development skills that they need to succeed. Click here for more information