On Thursday, December 8, YMCA Earth Service Corps will be hosting its annual Environmental Leaders Summit. This year the event is once again in person! This is a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate across generations and geography.
What happens at the Summit?
This event is a launching point for youth action and provides an opportunity for students from across the Puget Sound to share ideas and learn from others in the environmental community. Participants will take part in four round-table discussions centered on environmental topics that are moderated by a professional from the environmental field. Afterwards, they will enter a town-hall style discussion to share ideas and actions that address these environmental issues. During a break for lunch, students and adults can network and follow up with each other. Finally, an Opportunity Fair where local youth-serving organizations will share volunteer opportunities, internships, and events for high school youth will conclude the event.
This year student selected table topics will include Waste Streams, Climate Change, Food Systems & Agriculture, Environmental Justice, Marine Health and much more. The last Summit gathered over 200 participants representing high schools across Western Washington. Please find a flyer here that provides further details.
WHAT: YMCA Environmental Leaders Summit
WHO: High school students, teachers, environmental professionals
WHEN: December 8 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Seattle University Campion Hall, 914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122
REGISTER: Participants can register by completing an Environmental Leaders Summit Registration Form. Deadline: November 30th.
If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact Sarah Panciroli, YESC Program Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206.587.6116.