What is the Youth for Monarchs Project?
The Youth for Monarchs project is a service-learning project that is based on scripture and created for youth ministries of all sizes and denominations. It was designed to inspire junior and senior high youth to take part in creation care by engaging them in the nationwide effort to save one of God’s most amazing creations, the monarch butterfly. This website is a toolkit and its pages include everything youth leaders need to inform youth, engage the community, take action, teach the importance of creation care, and collectively make a measurable difference in the survival of a species.
Monarch butterflies are at risk. The iconic American pollinator has seen a dramatic decline in population. Scientists report an 80 percent reduction in just two decades. Though there are several factors, the primary reason for the decline is the destruction of millions of acres of butterfly habitat, including the milkweed that monarch caterpillars require to eat. National, state and local governments have joined hands with conservationists across the country to preserve the beloved butterfly by restoring habitat, and they have asked us to help.
"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”