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Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020
February 26, 2020Free
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, youth from across the state of Minnesota will gather at the Minnesota Good Neighbor Center and the Minnesota State Capitol as part of the Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020. The Youth Climate Justice Summit is an annual event where youth can experience first-hand how to participate in government. Students will participate in workshops to learn skills and strategies for making change in their own communities as well as meet with Minnesota legislators to discuss issues surrounding climate change and social justice.
Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020 is anchored by Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN), a program of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Event organizers from YEA! MN include a team of youth involved in leadership programs focused on climate literacy, political education and organizing skills to support student action on climate change solutions. Many schools attend this event as a field trip aligning with education standards in science and social studies.
The event is open to all Minnesota high school students to attend, as well as middle school and college students. The majority of programs will occur at the Minnesota Good Neighbor Center. A detailed agenda will be released in early February.
ABOUT THE YOUTH CLIMATE JUSTICE SUMMIT 2020
When: 8:30am – 3:00pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where: Good Neighbor Center (441 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55103) and the Minnesota State Capitol
Who: Minnesota youth including high school, middle school and college students are encouraged to attend.
Registration: More information and registration is available at go.climategen.org/ycjs2020.
About YEA! MN: The Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) — a program of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy — is a network of high school students taking action for a just transition to a resilient climate future for all. For more information visit YeaMn.org
About Climate Generation: Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Building on the experience of our founder, polar explorer and Will Steger, Climate Generation works with educators, youth, communities, and influentials to build climate literacy and promote a solutions-oriented approach to addressing climate change. For more information, visit climategen.org, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and view stories about our work on YouTube.