Community Stewardship Project 

“Formally Sustain A Kid”

This fund was founded by Neville and Tamara Slade who seek to educate the leaders of the future to take action and responsibly manage nature, people and money towards Sustainable/Green Development. The biggest loser in our struggle to make a dollar is the earth and disadvantaged peoples of the world. This program offers a new way of balancing financial, social and natural resources seeking the simple “time-tested” solutions often forgotten in our haste to make a dollar. 

Sustain A Kid inspires future leaders through a project-based, hands-on and experimental educational model. Workshops are conducted at the Mojave Desert site near Lucerne Valley, CA. Students of all ages help implement green technologies and practices in the very different environments of the community in question, both on trips in the USA and abroad. Some examples include Green Sustainable Building, “”Off the Grid” Energy Technology, Sustainable Agriculture, Habitat Restoration, Composting and Vermiculture, and Animal Husbandry. Adventure with a Mission experiences include: feeding programs in Baja Fishing Villages, Mexico, Sustaining the Vacaro Lifestyle in Central Baja, Mexico, Exploring Conservation in KwaZulu, South Africa, Mitigating Air pollution in the Owens River Valley, CA.

The facility is a “straw-bale” learning center in Lucerne Valley, interns and students can apply simple technologies of living green and learn skills to share with other people locally and abroad.

Their values and principles are Christian and while they work with people and communities of all faiths, they seek to model a way of life that will encourage fellow travelers to seek a personal relationship with God.

The team of educators is led by Neville and Tamara Slade.

Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!  You may make a check to HDCF (High Desert Community Foundation) with “Community Stewardship Project” in the memo section.  Send to HDCF, P.O. Box 2028, Apple Valley, CA 92307.  You may also donate via PayPal: