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How important is climate change education?

Maryama Warsame is a rising senior at Rosemount High School, member of the YEA! Network program with Climate Generation, volunteer for Sierra Club, and Minnesota Youth Council Representative 2021-22. On July 15, I co-hosted a UN ACE Youth Forum workshop on climate education with Owen Griffin, a fellow member of Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). In […]

197 Students for Change

Nayana Gurung is a high school leader with Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) Campaigns program. She’s passionate about social justice, which is why she loves climate work. My experience with 197 Students for Change has been a huge learning experience that has impacted the ways that I approach organizing with peers, addressing people in […]

The best way to learn about government is to get involved in it

Sophia is a junior at St. Louis Park High School, a member of Climate Generation’s YEA! program, a Three Rivers Park District teen council member, and a percussionist. Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) began working on the Climate Justice Education Bill in the fall of 2020. We noticed that other climate change legislation doesn’t address climate […]

Apple Valley Sanctuary City

Isabelle Wong is a University of Minnesota Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student as well as a senior at Apple Valley High School, and leader in our YEA! Campaigns program. Isabelle continues her activism as the Logistics director of MN Youth for Climate Justice and District 2’s representative on the MN Youth Council. According to […]

It’s always a call to action, not a call to rest

Eleanor Dolan is a queer disabled youth organizer focusing on change making in her community through Climate Generation’s YEA! Campaigns program. They focus on the intersections of social justice and climate organizing. They are currently working on mutual aid projects as well as justice issues within their school district. As a disabled person, the climate […]

Why youth are writing a Minnesota Law for climate justice education

By Annie Chen and Maya Hidalgo, leaders with the YEA! Network As climate change becomes a growing issue, the number of climate education proposals has increased to meet the growing need of addressing this relevant topic in school systems. Over the past few months, Climate Generation’s YEA Network, a statewide youth organization, has worked on […]

Announcing YEA! Program Rebrand

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce a rebranding of our youth program! In addition to a new logo, the name of our youth program has changed from Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) to Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). The name YEA! will serve as an umbrella title for our three […]

Introducing the Fall 2020 YEA! Network Leaders

Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) is co-led by students from across Minnesota, with support from Climate Generation staff. YEA! is a leader-ful community.  It takes a team to build a movement. We work together taking on different roles — facilitating meetings, doing outreach, coordinating trainings, public speaking, posting on social media, contacting elected officials, bringing art […]

Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program

Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program Climate Generation and iMatter Merge to Recharge City-Level Initiative Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce the integration of iMatter’s impactful climate change action campaigns for high school youth leaders into their youth programming, beginning in the fall of 2020. The merger will re-envision iMatter’s […]