*NEW* Tollgate Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute

MSU Tollgate Farm SSLI

COVID-19 Update: MSU Tollgate Farm remains focused on the health and well-being of its participants, volunteers and employees and has made the decision to cancel or postpone all overnight youth activities for 2021. Providing a safe place for social, emotional, and physical growth is paramount for all our programming, and is determined by the University and public health guidelines. Registration currently holds a space in the when we are able to meet in person. We look forward to offering the Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute in June 2022. 

So, what is this sustainability thing really all about? How do you as a young leader create positive sustainability outcomes? What does it mean to be a good steward at home, at school, at the farm? How can environmental stewardship be a part of the farm? How do all careers and fields of study encompass sustainability?   

Learning about sustainability means “creating, integrating, and harnessing new knowledge to protect and improve social and natural systems and their interactions” (Teton Science Schools). Join us in 2021 for a leadership institute to answer these questions and expand your ability to make a positive difference in the world around you. Join like-minded high school peers and explore how all careers and fields of study  encompass sustainability. This fun and challenging leadership summit is for teens ages 15-19 who love adventure. Includes virtual sessions on sustainability, leadership roles at camp, a mentorship model, a multi-day outdoor wilderness team-building experience, campus visits, a certificate of complete, and a capstone sustainability action project.

REGISTER OR LEARN MORE HERE: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2021MSUTollgateSSLI/


March - May - SSLI virtual Interviews 

March - May - Monthly virtual orientation sessions

June 14 - 19, 2021 - mandatory Stewards Sustainability Institute

June 18-19th - mandatory Stewards and Stewards-in-Training overnight training

Thursday, July 22 –  4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Stewards Midsummer Evening Training 

Friday, August 27 - 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Camp Closing Celebration

Tollgate SSLI spaces are limited, so register early. Participants under 18 need parental consent to participate in this program.

If registration is full, please email koehle43@msu.edu to be added to the wait list.

The Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute is the advanced level of the progressive Tollgate Teen Leadership Program. Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute, $400/per participant, financial aid process available. See below.

Registration holds your space. Payment will be collected as program dates come closer. Programming will be determined by university, local, and state guidance related to COVID. 

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REGISTER OR LEARN MORE HERE: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2021MSUTollgateSSLI/

For questions about SSLI, contact Ellen Koehler at koehle43@msu.edu.

Tollgate welcomes all and strives to provide opportunities for youth and adults of all income levels to experience farm-based experiential learning. The goal of the financial aid committee is to provide youth and adults with the opportunity to enrich learning and broaden their experiences. Assistance is determined based on need and SSLI applicants can learn more or apply HERE.

For questions about SSLI, contact Ellen Koehler at koehle43@msu.edu.

Steward at Pond with Campers