A core program of the Will Steger Foundation, YEA! MN supports a network of high school environmental clubs working together across the Twin Cities Metro to empower student leadership on climate change solutions, facilitate shared skills and strategies, and take coordinated action at home, at school, and in the wider community.
Contact Info: For questions, please contact Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Coordinator.
|Hennepin County provides funding and support to organizations to implement projects that empower residents to reduce waste, increase recycling, reduce toxicity, conserve energy and protect water quality.|
South High School Green Tigers win The Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy!
Written by Emerging LeadersAn active YEA! MN school, the South High Green Tigers were recently awarded $1500 for their efforts to reduce single use water bottles at school. Student leaders applied for this award last year with support from the Will Steger Foundation and YEA! MN.Written on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:32 Read 230 times Read more...
YEA!MN Learns and Leads at Outfront’s 2015 Youth Summit
"Welcome Leaders!" was the first sentence I read as I was handed a program at Outfront Minnesota's 2015 annual Youth Summit last Monday. It was 8:30am and the Wellstone Center was already full of motivated and friendly high school students decked out in purple t-shirts conversing with each other. In…Written on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:50 Read 938 times Read more...
Dirty Air Affects All of Us
I’ve always pictured extreme air pollution as something that only happens in China, where coal power plants, manufacturing, and insane car traffic create suffocating smog. Not until I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in 2013 did I consider the role of air pollution and air quality in my personal…Written on Monday, 23 February 2015 17:18 Read 1017 times Read more...
Students meet with Senators Clausen and Carlson
Lobby Day this year at the capitol was an all around amazing experience. I came on the bus from my school, the School of Environmental Studies (SES), with some other high school classes. When we got to our meeting location near the capitol we were met with many amazing adults…Written on Monday, 09 February 2015 16:58 Read 993 times Read more...
YEA! MN for democratic action!
The Youth Democracy Summit on January 17th was an extremely powerful and motivating experience. It was inspiring to see such a multitude of strong, smart, and driven young organizers all in one place. Going to the small-group panel on sustainable transportation in the 21st century was interesting to me because…Written on Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:26 Read 1271 times Read more...