Author: Jason Rodney, Senior Youth Coordinator

“We are all treaty people” : reflections from the Treaty People Gathering

In the first weekend of June, I traveled with friends to the White Earth Reservation for the Treaty People Gathering. Over 2,000 of us came together from across Turtle Island to uplift treaties and to stop the Canadian corporation Enbridge from building the Line 3 tar sands pipeline through treaty territory. It was hot. Like […]

Introducing the Fall 2020 YEA! Network Leaders

Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) is co-led by students from across Minnesota, with support from Climate Generation staff. YEA! is a leader-ful community.  It takes a team to build a movement. We work together taking on different roles — facilitating meetings, doing outreach, coordinating trainings, public speaking, posting on social media, contacting elected officials, bringing art […]

Youth Climate Kickoff 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN brought together teens from dozens of schools across the state. Students who care about climate justice spent the day sharing ideas and building trust for the work ahead. Students gathered at Roosevelt High School, where YEA! MN Core members Shahad […]

Introducing the 2019-2020 Youth Core!

Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. We’re excited to introduce our 2019–2020 Core! With hundreds of students across Minnesota in the YEA! MN Network, the Core is tasked with nurturing this community, training new leaders, and coordinating action. […]

Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2018-19!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. We’re excited to introduce our 2018–2019 Core! With over 400 students across Minnesota in the YEA! MN Network, the Core is tasked with nurturing this community, training new leaders, and coordinating action. They meet several times a […]

7 Youth Achievements to be Proud Of

As summer heat brings farmers’ markets and fresh veggies, it’s time to celebrate the harvest. This year, youth involved in our programming accomplished some pretty amazing things across the climate movement. It’s important that we remember to enjoy what youth leadership brings to this issue and reap the success of the seeds they’ve planted. Here […]

Youth Advocate for their Future at the 2018 Youth Climate Justice Summit

What did you love about the Youth Climate Justice Summit? “Advocating for myself and adults listening.” “The like-minded people, and seeing where legislators stand on issues.” “Getting the chance to talk to legislators.” This is some of the feedback students gave after our day of action at the State Capitol. On April 25, 2018 about […]

Youth = unstoppable: Reflections from the Power Shift Network

Just a few weeks back, on January 26th, me and Marco—a YEA! MN Core Member—climbed the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. I was both excited and anxious. We were heading to the annual meeting of the Power Shift Network, a collective of organizations mobilizing to mitigate climate change and create a […]

Climate Youth Kick-Off 2017

Our YEA! MN program began the school year with the first annual Climate Youth Kick-off, drawing 20 students from across the Twin Cities metro area for a day of workshops and hands-on practice with tools they can replicate at their schools and in their communities. The Kick-off was co-led by student leaders, Climate Generation staff, […]

Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2017-18!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. They meet every week to plan and lead workshops and events for the YEA! MN network. Between robotics, debate, testifying against oil companies, and more, these 8 fabulous youth are steering the ship this year: Abdisatar Jibril […]