YEAS has a bunch of moving parts and youth are involved at every level, including on our planning committee. 

There are three main aspects of being a YEAS Ambassador:

  1. Bring your talents and interests to the planning and execution of the Summit.

  2. Gain leadership skills and experience through activities, projects, and workshops.

  3. Develop and implement your own action project, or support those of your peers. 

Ambassadors are encouraged to attend monthly video meetings and are invited to special virtual and socially-distanced events throughout 2020-2021. When we are able to, we will resume the Ambassador Retreats!


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This year it's easier than ever to participate in YEAS! The event will occur virtually on a Wednesday in the spring of 2021 (official date TBD). Students may choose one of two "tracks:"

  • Track 1: Before the summit identify a local issue and a creative solution to the issue that you can implement right here in your community. Sign up for the summit and submit a proposal (a short video,  a timeline, and a budget). During the summit you'll have the chance to interface with a relevant community leader or professional who will give you feedback and practical tips for making your project come to life. During the awards ceremony, your project will be recognized and may be awarded implementation funds thanks to our generous sponsors.

  • Track 2: Before the summit identify a local issue that you want to address. Sign up for the summit and attend relevant sessions - including a workshop session with other students who care about the same issue as you! During the summit you'll be guided through the process of thinking about solutions and designing an action project. You'll have a chance to apply for a mini-grant, if you choose, later this spring. 


Would you like to form a team or join an existing group? Look no further - we're here to help you make the connections. For planning purposes, we want to know if YEAS is on your radar and if you're planning to participate.


YEAS is for students high school, middle school, and upper elementary who are thinking critically about environmental issues and solutions in their own communities. No experience required. Creative minds are welcome!

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