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American Trails is proud to present "Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"

 

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"Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination"

 

American Trails presented this Webinar on October 8, 2015. The presenter, Fred Banks, who is an expert at managing youth programs, will discuss three accessible case studies, including the design and construction of two Sensory Trails and an accessible boardwalk and kayak launch, along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.

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WEBINAR OUTLINE

In this webinar, staff from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss how their attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.

The presenter, Fred Banks, who is an expert at managing youth programs, will provide an overview of three accessible case studies, which include the designing and building of two Sensory Trails and one wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and kayak launch, along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.

Projects discussed will cover examples of an accessible public water access; Sensory Trails, to provide access to outdoor recreational experiences for persons with visual and cognitive disabilities; and Youth participation throughout all stages of project development.

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Presenter for the Webinar:

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Fred Banks

Fred Banks was born and raised in Washington, DC. He graduated from Bishop McNamara HS in Forestville, MD and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland.

Fred began his career with state government as a program manager with the Department of Parole and Public Safety. He transferred to become a program monitor with the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, identifying obstacles for child wellness and monitoring statewide programs geared towards providing services to youth across Maryland.

In 2001, Fred returned to Morgan State as the Associate Director of Admissions to focus on data to identify and recruit youth as potential college students. He also worked with several community and national partners to increase access to higher education for youth with limited resources and guidance.

In 2009, Fred joined the Maryland Park Service (MD Department of Natural Resources) to become the Program Director for the Civic Justice Corps (currently known as the Conservation Jobs Corps / CJC) where his focus is providing experiential learning and environmental service opportunities for youth across Maryland. Working with several state, county and national partners CJC has grown to serve over 2000 youth since 2009 and continues to be an integral part of improving conditions of the Chesapeake Bay and state parks and other public lands.

 

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