Youth, ages 15-24
Attract a population of youth historically disengaged and unrepresented by traditional approaches to environmental activism and education.
Traditional environmental activism and education programs lack culturally relevant approaches to engaging inner city youth.
By connecting environmental literacy to real world experiences, youth led program teams are better equipped to make critical connections between the impact of their lifestyle choices and the planet.
Creation of the first Solar Powered Hip-Hop Concert in San Francisco which served as platform for youth leadership around environmental issues, artistic expression, professional development and pathways to careers in the new green economy.
Employed over 25 youth with green jobs; engaged over 1,500 inner city youth of color over three years; all events produced by youth for youth.