Speak Out. Act Up. Be the Change.
The Youth Environmental Summit (YES!) is an annual conference for middle and high school students. YES! is an opportunity to learn about environmental issues and get involved in local communities. The mission of YES! is to inspire, encourage, and prepare youth for a life of environmental responsibility, service and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering leadership skills.
Workshops are hands-on, engaging, informative and some include youth presenters.
8:30 Arrive, Check In, View Exhibits
9:00 Welcome & Keynote
11:30 Lunch (bring your own Zero Waste Lunch!), Table Topics, View Exhibits, Network
12:30 A.C.E.'s Climate Change Multimedia Presentation
3:45 Action Planning / Next Steps
4:15 Go Home & Begin Your Action Steps!
After YES! participants are encouraged to develop a service-learning project that focuses on an environmental issue to improve their local environment. A YES! Celebration will take place at next year's summit to share what has been done.
For more information about the workshops and speakers, please go to www.uvm.edu/extension/teenleadership.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the 4-H Office at 866-260-5603 x 402 no later than October 17, 2013.
YES! will be held at the Barre Civic Center is Barre, Vermont.
When & Where
4-H Program - University of Vermont Extension
4-H is a world leader in helping youth develop and become productive citizens who will be able to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society.
4-H teaches youth leadership, citizenship, and life skills.