This year it's easier than ever to participate in YEAS! The event will occur virtually on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Students may choose one of two "tracks:"

  • Track 1: Before the summit work with a group of friends or classmates to 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: 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 are here to help you make the connections - just email us at if you want to be connected to a group. 


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

Ready to get started?

You can also watch the recording of the Student Info Session that we hosted in January here

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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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