Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Minnesota State Capitol

Join us for a day at the Capitol! The Youth Climate Justice Summit is a chance for youth to experience first-hand how to participate in government. Meet with the Governor and the MN Legislators that represent your district to talk with them about why we care about climate change and social justice. It is also a chance for youth from across Minnesota to meet each other and discuss how to make change in our communities. Students can learn about the youth-led Minnesota Can’t Wait movement and become a part of climate leadership in Minnesota! The majority of youth who attend are in high school, although middle schoolers and college students are invited as well.

Read what students thought about the 2018 Summit

Need help paying for transportation to the event? Fill out our application for transportation funding. Priority is given to:

  • people who live far away (over 20 miles from the Capitol)
  • people who can’t get rides from their family / otherwise couldn’t attend without transportation funding
  • people of color and low-income youth

Priority deadline to apply: Jan. 29 (hear back from us by Jan. 31). Rolling applications after that date.

Apply for Transportation Funding

For teachers:

This event aligns directly with teaching standards including:

MN Science Standards around the carbon cycle, global climate, and geologic record: Standards 8.3.2.1.2, 8.3.2.2.1, 9.3.2.2.1, 9.3.2.2.2, 9.3.2.3.1

MN Social Studies Standards around civic engagement and persuasive argument: Standards 6.1.1.1.3, 7.1.1.1.1, 8.1.1.1.1, 9.1.1.1.1, 9.1.1.1.4