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Youth Environmental Summit (YES!)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM (EST)
Speak Out. Act Up. Be the Change.
The Youth Environmental Summit (YES!) is an annual conference for middle and high school students. YES! is an opportunity to learn about environmental issues and get involved in local communities. The mission of YES! is to inspire, encourage, and prepare youth for a life of environmental responsibility, service and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering leadership skills.
Workshops are hands-on, engaging, and many include youth presenters.
8:30 Arrive, Check In, View Exhibits
9:00 Welcome & Keynote
12:00 Brown Bag Lunch, Network, View Exhibits
1:00 Vermont's Renewable Energy Future
3:00 Action Planning
3:45 Go Home & Begin Your Action Steps!
After YES! participants are encouraged to develop a service-learning project that focuses on an environmental issue to improve their local environment. A YES! Celebration will take place in the Spring to share what has been done.
For more information about the workshops and speakers, please go to www.uvm.edu/extension/4hevents.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the 4-H Office at 866-260-5603 x 402 no later than October 19, 2012.
YES! will be held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.
When & Where
4-H Program - University of Vermont Extension
4-H is a world leader in helping youth develop and become productive citizens who will be able to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society.
4-H teaches youth leadership, citizenship, and life skills.