Nature Links brings greater sensitivity and attention, creativity and resources to enhance the lives of young adults with disabilities.
By connecting these young adults to the natural world through organic gardening, habitat restoration, exercise and healthy habits, through community events and by reawakening an awareness of the beauties of nature and the expressive arts, we help them unlock the creative powers in themselves and in all of us.
We provide paths toward employment and the possibility of forging new businesses — from the culinary arts, nutrition, and an awareness of the cultural variety of food to continuing education in fields such as weather, marine, and animal studies, civics, local history, and ecology.
In valuing each other’s unique abilities and our civil rights, we forge paths that link each and all of us.
Nature Links connects participants to the larger world- through public transportation training, story-telling, interest in news and world affairs; by creating video segments for our website in order to appeal to broad audiences; also learning about the functions of government and the meaning of citizenship.
We enhance independent life skills, reading, math, money skills and a sense of entrepreneurialism for those we serve.
We link the public to a broader understanding of the abilities and the challenges faced by young people with disabilities, and help local institutions with exhibits and programs that can better speak to people with disabilities.
In linking participants through local trips and fun activities we empower young adults with a positive view of their futures and a belief in themselves.
In linking them to a simpler and healthier approach to life, our participants can become environmental stewards and guides to others.
Nature Links is located on beautiful and historic Virginia Key Beach Park
For more information, contact us at www.naturelinks.net 305-960-4617