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.