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.|
YEA! MN Year in Review: Youth Directed Programming Yields Big Returns!
Written by Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Program CoordinatorYEA! 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…Written on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 16:05 Read 1410 times Read more...
Celebrating YEA! MN Student Leadership on Climate Action Projects!
Written by Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Program CoordinatorWe 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…Written on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:55 Read 1443 times Read more...
YEA! MN Year-End Retreat at Lake Country Land School Farm
The 2014 YEA! MN Retreat was definitely the best team bonding experience we’ve had so far this year. We’ve gained many new members compared to last year and over one night we became very close. We decided as a group we would take a trip to the Lake Country Land School…Written on Monday, 30 June 2014 14:58 Read 1641 times Read more...
South High School Students Secure Hydration Station & Reduce Waste
Early last fall, Minneapolis South High School’s environmental group, the Green Tigers, decided that a worthy project to pursue would be the installation of water bottle filling stations, affectionately coined “Hydration Stations”. Our school, although legally unable to sell unhealthy snacks or soda in vending machines, continues to sell bottled water,…Written on Monday, 30 June 2014 14:49 Read 1453 times Read more...
MN High School Student Gives Closing Remarks at Huge Earth Day Rally for Clean Energy & Jobs
Priyanka Zylstra, Senior at Minneapolis South High School, delivered the following closing remarks at the Clean Energy & Jobs Earth Day Rally at the Minnesota State Capitol, following Governor Mark Dayton, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Senator John Marty, Reprentative Melissa Hortman, and Polar Explorer Will Steger. She spoke to crowd of…Written on Saturday, 26 April 2014 07:10 Read 3159 times Read more...