Youth Climate Collective 2019

Update: due to COVID 19, on site meetings for the Youth Climate Collective will be postponed until fall 2020.
For now we encourage you to visit YCC’s new website, an online showcase of our collective goals, youth leaders, the projects we are working on together as well as resources for learning more about art, environment and civic engagement. Check it out at

Climate change is one of the main focuses on the hearts and minds of our youth. This program will give the youth of the Lakeshore region a chance to have their voices heard and their creative ideas realized. This collective will meet once a week, and with the guidance of a climate change expert facilitator and visual arts facilitator, the collective will have the chance to plan and activate green initiatives.

One of the main focuses of this collective will be youth-led initiatives which can be achieved by cultivating the bright ideas and innovative action plans that our youth have to offer. Through planning, creating, and executing these ideas, our youth can bring about powerful and engaging climate change awareness movements and initiatives.

Connect with YCC from home! Stay tuned for the launch of the Youth Climate Collective Website, an online space where you can find the goals of the collective, profiles of the members, resources, and check out the planned activations and initiatives.

The Youth Climate Collective’s goals:

  • Empower and engage youth.
  • Foster critical thinking about climate change.
  • Create youth lead initiatives to address and combat climate change.
  • Gain leadership skills and volunteer hours.
  • Learn about careers in green technology.
  • Cultivate impactful art to bring awareness and action to climate change issues.

If you want to join the virtual Youth Climate Collective, inspire change, and gain volunteer hours, now’s your chance! Entry into this collective will be based on an application and interview process.

LOCATION:  Wherever you are!
AGES:   12-16 years old
COST:   Free


For any other inquiries, contact program coordinator Matt O’Connor at