Empowering youth to become climate leaders working together for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.

For Youth & By Youth
Building Community & Inspiring Action

Find Your People! Find Your Passion! Find Your Power!



Youth4Climate is a program of SanDiego350 (https://sandiego350.org/), an organization that is building a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.  

Y4C was originally formed by SanDiego350’s Youth Engagement Team (https://sandiego350.org/youth-engagement-team/).   Youth are welcome to get involved with other SD350 volunteer teams and campaigns as well.  For more information, see https://sandiego350.org/campaigns/.


Evalyse Estradaflores
Communications Intern

Evalyse is a current high school senior and Eco-Club president at Otay Ranch High School. Evalyse works to develop an engaging and inspiring communications plan to inform, inspire, and engage the Youth4Climate community. Through her love of public speaking and content creating Evalyse plans to expand Youth4Climate’s audiences and captivate their enthusiasm for climate action! She hopes to empower her generation to take action in protecting the planet!

Theo Martien
Eco Club Coalition Intern

Theo is working to develop and expand SD350’s coalition of environmental and social justice oriented clubs. They are a junior at Mt. Everest Academy, where he runs a social justice club. As an intern, Theo hopes to cultivate a community of climate leaders and fight for climate justice.

Keala Minna-Choe
Youth v. Oil Intern

Keala is working to phase out fossil fuels and advocate for a just transition to renewable energy. As a youth, she believes that helping fight our current climate crisis is the best way to help preserve her future. As the Youth v. Oil Intern, she works to design resolutions for students to call upon the CA Governor to stop issuing new oil drilling permits and create a comprehensive plan to phase current oil sites out. Keala is a student at Canyon Crest Academy and hopes to learn more about how she can make the world a better place.

Megan Phelps
Youth4Climate Program Coordinator

Megan develops and leads SD350’s Youth4Climate Program for youth climate leaders. In spring of 2021, she graduated with high honors as a Regents Scholar from UC Davis with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management. At UC Davis, she founded and led a climate action club, and she continues to pressure the administration to end its reliance on fossil fuels for energy. Megan also works at the Climate Psychology and Action Lab at UC San Diego, where she researches how to inspire collective action for climate justice.

Lexi Rueff
Youth4Climate Volunteer Coordinator

Lexi has been an enthusiastic part of Youth4Climate since 2020. Lexi graduated from Indiana University in 2017, where she double majored in Spanish and Comparative Literature and minored in Anthropology. She is currently in a Sustainability Leadership masters program at Claremont Lincoln University. She is passionate about the ocean and plastic pollution and is proud to be part of the youth-led climate movement!


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