Author: Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director

WSF Receives Competitive Funding for Youth Leadership

The Will Steger Foundation is honored to be a recipient of 2013 Hennepin County Green Partners Environmental Education Program funding to expand and deepen our Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) program. Hennepin County provides funding and support to organizations to implement projects that empower residents to reduce waste, increase recycling, reduce toxicity, conserve […]

Calling All Youth & Veteran Climate Leaders! Join the Midwest Mentorship Program

The Will Steger Foundation is expanding our innovative mentorship programming in 2013 with support from the RE-AMP network, connecting youth climate leaders with veteran staff at environmental non-profit organizations across the Midwest.

Now Hiring! Youth Climate Coordinator

The Will Steger Foundation Youth Climate Coordinator position directly support WSF’s Youth Program Director and the Emerging Leaders Program, and is responsible for fostering and supporting youth climate leadership across the Midwest, managing relationships with youth climate organizations across the region, and helping the Will Steger Foundation and its partners grow a strong, diverse, and […]

Lessons from LVEJO’s Kim Wasserman, Winner of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America

It was truly an honor to see Kim Wasserman, Founder and Executive of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), awarded the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America for her work organizing communities of color and coalitions against powerful coal interests.

Youth Deliver a Powerful Message at the Minnesota Environmental Congress

Over 200 Minnesotans attended the Minnesota Environmental Congress on March 15th in Bloomington, MN, including high school and college youth from across the state. The one day conference provided an opportunity for representatives from environmental organizations, chambers of commerce, scientists, representatives from all levels of government, tribal leaders, as well as leaders from the business, student, […]

Midwest Sends Hundreds of Youth to Massive Climate Rally in DC

From crippling drought to Hurricane Sandy, and overall record-breaking temperatures extremes across the country, it’s hard to ignore the effects of climate change. The American people recognize that the climate is changing.

Innovative Mentorship Program Pairs Young Climate Leaders with Veteran Staff

The Will Steger Foundation launched an innovative mentorship program this fall with support from the RE-AMP network, connecting ten youth climate leaders with ten veteran staff at environmental non-profit organizations across the Midwest. The program fosters an egalitarian learning relationship where both participants are seen as equals and experts in their own right. The goal […]

Eight Midwest Youth Climate Orgs Receive Competetive Funding!

The Will Steger Foundation is proud to congratulate the following eight Midwest youth organizations for receiving competitive funding for climate solutions in partnership with the RE-AMP network. The Will Steger Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program is home to the Midwest Youth Caucus, a space where key youth climate leaders can network with one another and build cross-generational connections […]