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Our Mission + About

The virtual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit brings together high school students from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond to connect over climate justice and activism. We host monthly exciting workshops on local climate solutions and environmental justice issues. Our summit also focuses on creating solution-oriented climate action plans. We offer support and resources for youth to build a climate action plan with a group of like-minded students that they can implement in their school or community.

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The Bay Area Youth Climate Summit is based on a model started by the WILD Center’s Youth Climate Program. The Program works globally to convene and empower young people to implement Climate Action Plans in their schools and communities through Youth Climate Summits. 



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Become an Ambassador
- Submit proposals and give input on workshops, events, and social media posts.
- Early emails about workshops and events, stay updated with Bay Area YCS.
- Easy access to all community and CAP (Climate Action Planning) calls and 1:1 support with your own Climate Action Plan
- YCS Ambassador spotlights on our Instagram story (will ask for permission and contact you before posting of course) If you’re doing exciting climate-related work, email us at bayareaycs@gmail.com to be featured!
- Access to toolkits to promote BAYCS events at your high school’s green team or club, and reach out to fellow high schoolers about attending workshops.
Create a Climate Action Plan
A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a project to address climate change in your own community. A CAP can be anything: a beach cleanup, a movement to advocate for legislation, a petition for Meatless Mondays, an education program for elementary school students, or a plan to reduce plastic waste at your school. The Bay Area Youth Climate Summit would love to support you in any existing or new climate related-projects. Check out our CAP page for more information to get started, and once you've created a plan, submit it below!


For questions and comments, contact bayareaycs@gmail.com