EMPOWERING YOUTH VOICES & ACTIONS
Young people will be impacted throughout their lifetime by the consequences of the climate crisis, and it is crucial that their needs and views be heard and acted upon.
Youth Climate Corps BC gives a place for youth to be heard and make change happen.
We can no longer rely on youth volunteers to solve the climate crisis. Young people deserve dignified, paid work to address the largest challenge we have faced as a society. That is why Youth Climate Corps BC provides paid work and training for young people in community climate action. By empowering and connecting youth and organizations, we build networks that are committed to climate action. This gives young people agency over the future of their communities. These projects tackle much-needed community adaptations to a heating planet while also providing the means for reducing emissions.
Youth Climate Corps BC leadership training focuses on mentorship, peer-to-peer learning, and experiential education. Participants leave Youth Climate Corps with agency, skills and experience to work in fields related to climate action. Alumni have gone on to work for non-profits, and regional districts as climate interns and taken leadership roles in climate activist organizations.