YMCA Earth Service Corps Environmental Symposium – March 25

YESC is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on March 25th from 8:30-1:30 at the University of Washington. The Symposium gathers passionate, motivated student leaders together at the University of Washington to learn about the environmental issues facing our world and how to create a sustainable future for our schools, communities and beyond! Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by local organizations and designed to educate students about environmental topics as well as give teens the skills they need to address environmental issues in their schools and communities. Youth will be networking with peers and adults and gaining tools to create real, positive change. Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance.
 
Supporting Youth Participation
The Symposium is a one of a kind event and YESC is dedicated to ensuring that youth have the opportunity to attend. To support students and teachers we are offering Substitute Teacher Reimbursements and a Letter of Support.
 
In order to support teachers that would like to bring youth to this event, we are offering Teacher Substitute Reimbursements to those teachers that bring five or more students. Teachers or staff are eligible even if they are not officially affiliated with the YMCA Earth Service Corps. There are limited spaces, so we encourage teachers to contact us quickly to ensure they reserve a reimbursement. Finally, we are able to provide a Letter of Support that details the academic benefits of this event to help students receive an excused absence.
 
WHAT: YMCA Environmental Symposium
WHO: Youth 13-18 years old
WHEN: Friday, March 25th from 8:30-1:30
WHERE: University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall
REGISTER: Participants can register online, by calling 206.587.6116 or emailing us at yesc@seattleymca.orgDeadline: March 17th. Groups of 5 or more must register by Feb 22nd. Space is limited so we encourage you to register quickly!
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