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Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Becoming a Powerhouse

Minnesota Youth Climate Strike has only existed for a year, and yet we’ve become a powerhouse for youth organizing in that short time. Beginning with strikes last spring, we have continued to build power. In September of this last year, 7,000 people striked with us. After that, we began planning strikes based on specific issues. […]

Youth Climate Justice Summit: Fighting for Our Future

On Wednesday February 26th, over two hundred eager faces from all over the state of Minnesota gathered at the Good Neighbor Center across from the Capitol for the 2020 Youth Climate Justice Summit. Throughout the day, students learned about climate change, intersectionality in the climate movement, gained independence by navigating the Capitol, and had positive, […]

Youth Climate Kickoff 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN brought together teens from dozens of schools across the state. Students who care about climate justice spent the day sharing ideas and building trust for the work ahead. Students gathered at Roosevelt High School, where YEA! MN Core members Shahad […]

A Day of Inspiration

To say the least, this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff was a transformative experience. When arriving at Roosevelt High School, we were greeted by a host of happy and welcoming faces. Because we arrived relatively early, there was time to mingle and immediately make new friends. We sat and talked until the day officially started. Everyone […]

Introducing the 2019-2020 Youth Core!

Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. We’re excited to introduce our 2019–2020 Core! With hundreds of students across Minnesota in the YEA! MN Network, the Core is tasked with nurturing this community, training new leaders, and coordinating action. […]

A year of youth power

“P-O-W-E-R we’ve got the power, because we are with YEA! MN!” Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate Generation played a big part. Check out our “advocacy recipe” of ingredients we used this year when organizing for power — and the importance of […]

What a Green New Deal means to Minnesota

Climate change has risen to become the top issue for voters ahead of the next elections, in large part due to the demands of the young generation across the world, and heard loudly here in Minnesota. Hundreds of youth have rallied at the State Capitol and in their own communities over the past year calling […]