Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s upcoming Civics & Conservation Summit

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window

What are YOU doing March 19-23, 2012?

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s annual Civics & Conservation Summit brings 20 youth leaders to our state capital for a week of high-impact, fun-filled, and adrenaline-pumping civic engagement lessons. During this event, youth will learn the following skills: how to talk with the media, how to communicate with elected officials, how to read a bill, and how to impact decisions our leaders make about our environment and our lives. We also include sessions on the tribal resolution process, environmental justice, and defining sources of power and influence. The training ends with youth-led visits to state legislators to discuss environmental concerns and interests. This is a life-changing training that will give teens skills they can use in any arena.

The 2012 Civics & Conservation Summit will take place March 19-23 in Juneau. AYEA is currently accepting applications for youth participants, peer leaders, and adult trainers/volunteers. Applications are available on the AYEA website: The deadline to apply is January 15, 2012. Please contact Claire Berezowitz, AYEA Program Coordinator, with any questions: (907)717-7882 or