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Apple Valley Sanctuary City

Isabelle Wong is a University of Minnesota Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student as well as a senior at Apple Valley High School, and leader in our YEA! Campaigns program. Isabelle continues her activism as the Logistics director of MN Youth for Climate Justice and District 2’s representative on the MN Youth Council. According to […]

It’s always a call to action, not a call to rest

Eleanor Dolan is a queer disabled youth organizer focusing on change making in her community through Climate Generation’s YEA! Campaigns program. They focus on the intersections of social justice and climate organizing. They are currently working on mutual aid projects as well as justice issues within their school district. As a disabled person, the climate […]

Why youth are writing a Minnesota Law for climate justice education

By Annie Chen and Maya Hidalgo, leaders with the YEA! Network As climate change becomes a growing issue, the number of climate education proposals has increased to meet the growing need of addressing this relevant topic in school systems. Over the past few months, Climate Generation’s YEA Network, a statewide youth organization, has worked on […]

Announcing YEA! Program Rebrand

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce a rebranding of our youth program! In addition to a new logo, the name of our youth program has changed from Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) to Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). The name YEA! will serve as an umbrella title for our three […]

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 […]

Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program

Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program Climate Generation and iMatter Merge to Recharge City-Level Initiative Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce the integration of iMatter’s impactful climate change action campaigns for high school youth leaders into their youth programming, beginning in the fall of 2020. The merger will re-envision iMatter’s […]

Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Graphics and Art

When building movements, unity is essential. This is achieved through creating a strong base of people who share the same passions and beliefs. How are these bases created? Using art and branding plays a large role in that. Not only are people pulled to notice our message through the colors and designs of our graphics […]

Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Becoming a Powerhouse

Minnesota Youth Climate Strike has only existed for a year, and yet we’ve become a powerhouse for youth organizing in that short time. Beginning with strikes last spring, we have continued to build power. In September of this last year, 7,000 people striked with us. After that, we began planning strikes based on specific issues. […]

Youth Climate Justice Summit: Fighting for Our Future

On Wednesday February 26th, over two hundred eager faces from all over the state of Minnesota gathered at the Good Neighbor Center across from the Capitol for the 2020 Youth Climate Justice Summit. Throughout the day, students learned about climate change, intersectionality in the climate movement, gained independence by navigating the Capitol, and had positive, […]