"Its easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
Frederick Douglass

This program is for youth 13 - 17 who have or are coming out of incarceration.

Our hopes are to work with community partners to create multifaceted nature programs that provide alternatives to incarceration and expand mental health options for the residents of Santa Clara County. 

We plan to do this by providing a multifaceted program in a nature setting.


Richard Tejeda is the first documented person in the County of Santa Clara to receive their Certificate of Rehabilitation by using nature.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 that officially wiped the phrase from the state's language. The phrase will now be replaced by "at-promise youth."

Assembly Member Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), who penned the passed legislation, says the measure will change the negative connotation that comes along with the "at-risk" label.

"I learned that words matter - and once they were called 'at-risk,' they almost were in the school-to-prison pipeline automatically," Jones-Sawyer said.

Details are being designed, partners are being identified, program coming soon. Email us if you are interested in being a partner. education@savedbynature.org