WE ARE ON FOR 2020 and GOING ONLINE!
KICKOFF EVENT MAY 30, 2020
Starting June 3rd, every Wednesday at 5:30pm will be a new workshop about climate change. Our summit registrants will be special guests for these events, but these will also be open to the public via YouTube and Facebook Live. You will be challenged to take an action by each week’s presenters.
The last Wednesday of each month will be reserved for registrants only to network and work on an action plan of your choice. This will be in Zoom meeting format.
Our weekly Wednesday workshops will be available for everyone to live-stream on YouTube. The link to access the YouTube Live stream will be listed here each week. Even if you miss the live-stream, you can still use the link to view the workshop at a later time.
Youth who register for the WNY YCA Summit, presenters, and teachers/mentors that nominated youth will have exclusive access to the kickoff event, the weekly Wednesday workshops, and the youth collaboration days at the end of each month. A Zoom link will be sent to you via email and Remind.
Registrants for the WNY YCA Summit will have the opportunity to be considered an official WNY Youth Climate Action Summit attendee. Official attendees will receive a certificate and curriculum vitae stating their participation in and efforts towards youth climate engagement. This document is a great addition to college and job applications. Official attendees will also receive a small gift for their participation.
In order to officially be considered a 2020 WNY Youth Climate Action Summit attendee you must:
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
After running three consecutive, and successful, summits, we are looking forward to creating a whole new experience for 2020! We have worked hard to build connections throughout the the Western New York community, and would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors who helped to bring together an incredible group of youth and mentors last June 1st to form vibrant community. All who participated left with energy, knowledge, networks and plans for what to do next, and actionable steps in place to make those plans move forward. We had 140 students study the science, art, humanity, locality, communities, means of production, agriculture, and social justice of climate change at Buffalo State College.
Climate change poses an existential threat to the well-being of societies and ecosystems around the world. While this can often seem overwhelming, individuals have the power to effect real change once they acquire the necessary leadership skills and knowledge. Delivering these attributes to a new generation of young leaders is the goal of this summit.