- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Who We Work With
- Our Stories
- Training and Consulting
- News and Events
- Activities, Toolkits and Reports
- Online Communities
- Current Initiatives
- Contact Us
Youth Leaders Reach Out, Make Difference on Global Warming
When members of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) decided to launch a statewide outreach and education program on global warming, they never expected that it would take them to the halls of Congress. This high school leadership program of the National Wildlife Federation has brought its message to communities across Alaska and to members of Congress. In the process it has strengthened and expanded its organizational capacity.
AYEA launched the project in August 2005 when teens gathered in Homer to learn about global warming impacts in Alaska, the science behind the greenhouse effect, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
AYEA youth prepared a statewide youth petition, and developed a presentation on global warming. AYEA chapter leaders gave the presentation to over 300 science and social studies classrooms in schools throughout Alaska. In addition, teens from AYEA’s Mt. Edgecumbe chapter traveled to their home villages to meet with youth in over ninety communities. The Innovation Center helped with training on youth-adult partnerships.
For more information about implementing these strategies in your work, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-316-0221.