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The new school year is just under way and YEA! MN is already hard at work.  We kicked off the fall season with the YEA! MN Student Action Training to shake of the summer dust and get students geared up as critical leaders in their school communities.  Eleven students from 7 different Twin Cities high schools spent their last Saturday afternoon of the summer learning new tools to empower their success as youth organizers in their school environmental clubs.

Published in National
Friday, 08 August 2014 14:28

Learning through Connectivity

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program

The second iteration of the Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program successfully came to a close, after matching 21 cross-generational pairs of organizers and supporting them in an six month shared learning experience.

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Published in Midwest

YEA! MN is unique in that we are an authentically student directed program.  This means that my job is not to tell students what we should do but ask them what they want to do.  Of course, I still provide feedback and suggestions, however the purpose is to help them more fully think through their action projects, ideas, and what they want to accomplish.  The place where this happens is at our youth steering committee meetings.  Twice a month our students come together to learn about issues, discuss questions they have, invite in speakers, and plan events.

Published in Local (Minnesota)

We have wrapped up a fantastic year at YEA! MN.Our students have wrestled with big issues, learned about organizing, and taken action on projects they care about; all while going to high school, doing their homework, and participating in other community and extra curricular work.I have never been so impressed and proud of a group of youth- no, scratch that, I have never been so proud of a group of people!

Published in Local (Minnesota)

I’m proud to announce Cordelia Pierson has recently been named Minnesota Environmental Fund’s new executive director. She succeeds Ed Marek who led the organization for more than a decade. The Will Steger Foundation has a strong commitment to the success of Minnesota Environmental Fund. Our executive director, Nicole Rom served on the search committee and will continue to support Cordelia via the transition committee.

Published in Climate News
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