Each year the YEA! MN program engages up to 10 high school earth clubs to support student-led action projects on campus and in the wider community.

YEA! MN is unique in its bottom-up approach to youth engagement and behavior change. While many youth programs rely on an adult driven approach, we intentionally create opportunities for student choice and leadership in choosing and shaping the direction of action projects. As a result, our student participants launch authentically youth-driven campaigns, giving their message and outcomes even more power. Projects range from waste reduction, including recycling and composting, to energy conservation, to clean energy, public awareness, community organizing and behavior change.

Edina High School

Action Project: Youth Lead on City Energy Plan

Minneapolis South High School

Action Project: Bike to School Day and Toxic Tour Ride

DeLaSalle High School

Action Projects: Food Waste Reduction and Meatless Mondays

Roseville Area High School

Action Project: Environmental Education with Middle Schoolers

St. Paul Central High School

Action Project: Hydration Stations and Earth Day Eco-Extravaganza

El Colegio Charter High School, Minneapolis

Action Project: Aquaponics and Vermacomposting

DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis

Action Project: School Fryer to Bio Diesel System

Minneapolis South High School

Action Projects: Hydration Stations, Compost Contest

Hopkins High School

Action Project: Green Building Demonstration Site