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Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2017-18!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. They meet every week to plan and lead workshops and events for the YEA! MN network. Between robotics, debate, testifying against oil companies, and more, these 8 fabulous youth are steering the ship this year: Abdisatar Jibril […]

Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2016-17!

Elisabeth Andre Senior, DeLaSalle High School Elisabeth gained a lot of skills from participating in YEA! MN last year, such as how to be a leader, and how to become more comfortable talking in front of groups of people. She is inspired to do environmental work by thinking about future generations, and preserving natural beauty for […]

Green Tigers Organize for Climate Action at Minneapolis South High School

Izzy and the South High Green Tigers are members of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN). YEA! MN is a core program of Climate Generation, dedicated to engaging and empowering high school students to lead on the transition to a just and resilient climate future for all. My name is Izzy Willette and  I’m […]

Edina Youth Step Up to Lead on Climate Change

Rozy and Project Earth at Edina High School are members of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN). YEA! MN is a core program of Climate Generation, dedicated to engaging and empowering high school students to lead on the transition to a just and resilient climate future for all. This year, the city of Edina […]

Green Herons: Learning Through Experience

Espoir and the Green Herons at Great River School are members of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN). YEA! MN is a core program of Climate Generation, dedicated to engaging and empowering high school students to lead on the transition to a just and resilient climate future for all. This year started off a […]

Meet the Young People Pushing for a Strong + Just Clean Power Plan

Climate Generation is excited to have five young people throughout Minnesota join our 2016 Youth Policy Cohort. The purpose of this year’s Youth Policy Cohort is to support a strong and just implementation of Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan. Our cohort  represents Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Morris, each with different stories of why they are […]

iMatter Now: Youth Seek to Prevent Climate Change

Eight years ago, a 13-year-old California boy named Alec Loorz watched the movie An Inconvenient Truth, and it changed him. He couldn’t stop researching the effects of climate change, what was being done and what could be done, to stop it. With his mother he founded iMatter, an organization to get youth involved in helping […]

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program: New Tools to Facilitate Shared Learning

This year marks the third generation of our Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program. Each round brings new insight as we strive to support powerful learning relationships among Midwest change-makers. We are excited to see the new tools we have launched this year further deepen our participant’s experience – an online community forum, and a suite of […]

Youth CAN! Building Student Power; A New Perspective.

On November 8th, 2014, 120 youth gathered at El Colegio High School in South Minneapolis to discuss pressing issues of climate justice and community organizing. With workshops on diverse topics such as Intersectionality, Climate Change, and Aquaponics, this event helped me understand the problems as well as the resources within our community. Overall, YouthCAN! was […]