For Wilderness Awareness School, helping people cultivate their own deep connections to nature, community and self is an essential first step. Where our real power lies is in our ability to help people learn to facilitate this process of discovery and connection for others, and this is the main focus of the Anake Leadership Program, our second year of training. The essence of our approach to mentoring and leadership training is Learning by Doing—as an ALP student, your training is based on assisting the instructor team at one or several of Wilderness Awareness School’s world-renown, on-going intensive nature mentoring programs. These various programs serve students ranging from 4 years old to adults, providing ALP students with the invaluable opportunity to work with students of different ages and experience levels. For the full 9 months of the school year, teams of ALP students spend either 2 or 3 days a week in the field assisting and being trained by skilled and experienced Wilderness Awareness School instructors.