During the pandemic, all current programs, events and volunteer activities are being held online. Safety is our first priority.
Y4C’s MISSION: Empowering youth to become climate leaders working together for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.
"It took me a long time to realize how effective one-on-one meetings are for increasing engagement and membership. Now I meet with people one-on-one and listen to their interests or answer their questions. This has allowed me to ask them to step into leadership roles based on their own interests."Megan PhelpsMEA High School, San Diego
"Try different things, be open to new experiences, push yourself, and don’t let fear of the unknown stop you. If you ever doubt you’re capable, remember why you embarked on this journey in the first place."Aisha Wallace-Palomares Del Lago Academy, Escondido, CA Class of 2019
“Be consistent with meetings along with other club activities, as this is important for maintaining member attendance.”Aaron MasipikOlympian High School, Chula Vista
“Don’t try to do it all on your own! Working with others spreads your cause, helps you network, and makes things easier for yourself.”Annie Do Serra High School, San Diego, CA Class of 2022
“Opt for collective action when asked on how to address the climate crisis. Organizing allows you to collectively reach more people and spread an inherent culture of individual action alongside it.”Chris Kracha Mission Bay High School, San Diego, CA
“When taking individual action, strive for progress and not perfection. Whether you are beginning your eco-friendly journey with reusable produce bags or becoming vegetarian, you should be proud of your initiative. But don’t be afraid to keep growing from there!”Katelynn Sutton High Tech High School, San Diego
“Stay on message! Resist pushback that seeks to distract from your passion and goals.”Elea Castiglione San Diego High School, San Diego, CA
“To empower your team, go for inclusiveness. Everyone should be and can be a part of the movement. So appeal to all, not just certain groups of people. Whether they know nothing about the environment or everything under the sun, anyone can make a change.”Meisha Myers Helix High School, La Mesa, CA
“Let go of the need to be perfect. There are a thousand little things you can criticize yourself for doing but it is unfair to put all the weight of the planet on yourself.~”Emma Valenzuela La Jolla High School, La Jolla, CA
“Reach out to your fellow activists, both youth and adults, who will support you and your vision. Tell them your vision and how their speaking it or supporting it connects. Consistent communication and visible dedication is key.~”Leana Cortez Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista