Youth Climate Corps crew is provided with certifications, leadership training and workforce development during training. Notably, the team is connected with local leaders and civically engaged. Through climate education, network connections, and being part of community change, the crew develops a strong sense of agency and grows into engaged changemakers.
By providing meaningful and dignified paid work and training that aligns with the values of young people, Youth Climate Corps is harnessing the potency of young people in the community. The local jobs help strengthen community networks and connections; they help foster a sense of community. Youth Climate Corps trains youth in future climate jobs, which is essential for a just transition while creating a pathway towards addressing the workforce readiness crisis.