Participating in the civic process is perhaps the greatest opportunity for impact. Attend your local city or county council meetings to learn more and get involved. SBY City Council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month.
>> ABOUT YEAS ACTION OPPORTUNITIES
> Throughout the year we share out different opportunities within the community to take action - many of these events are led by or in partnership with our YEAS Ambassadors. These opportunities are open to all students and community members so don't be shy - join us!
> This is just a sampling of what's going on. Follow us on Instagram for regularly curated content on action opportunities @y.e.a.summit
> We comply with local, state, and national guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to cultivate a community of respect and compassion where everyone feels safe. Thank you for helping us to create that space.
Parkside HS Pocket Meadows
Students in the Parkside HS CTE Horticulture program have created a number of successful "pocket meadows" to reestablish essential ecosystem services near the athletic fields on campus. The results: less runoff, less fertilizer application, more pollinator habitat, and better aesthetics!
Creating Oyster Habitat
JMB students partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to build 40 oyster cages which will be deployed by homeowners in MD. Oysters are a critical critter to the Bay in that they act as filters and provide important habitat and these oyster cages will enable this to occur.
The lack of recycling infrastructure at JMB HS is a drag. Students set out to address one of many issues related to the topic, contamination of recycle bins with trash, with an artsy-communication campaign designed to ensure that their peers were better informed about what goes in and what stays out.
Henry Park Rain Garden
Shooting hoops at Henry Park in Berlin led the young men from Worcester Youth & Family's SABERS program to take action against the regular flooding in their park. They designed and installed a rain garden and made park improvements with support from Maryland Coastal Bays Program.