We are so excited to announce the fourth annual Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit that is taking place on Saturday, May 30th at SUNY Buffalo State College. We need your help gathering our best youth leaders in WNY!
WHO We are particularly looking for a special kind of student. We would like you to nominate up to six students that come to mind when you think of strong advocates and leaders – someone who is willing to take risks, meet new people, and listen; someone with a relatively mature sense of empathy and an understanding of responsibility as a young member of society. We want to emphasize that we seek students whose strengths are in any content area, but who have a passion for using their interest and talents to enact change. The average age of participants is 15-19 years old, but we trust your professional judgement on students’ abilities to be a part of this event.
WHERE The summit will be held at the SUNY Buffalo State campus at 1300 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY. Many of the workshops will take place in classrooms of the Technology Building, in the Campbell Student Union, and in courtyard space on campus.
WHEN The summit will take place within one day, Saturday, May 30th from 8am to 9pm.
COSTS & TRANSPORTATION This summit is free for all participants. Meals will be provided all day. Transportation to Buffalo State as well as from Buffalo’s Inner Harbor will need to be coordinated by participants and their families (in some cases, schools may make arrangements for transportation). Transportation for students from Buffalo State to the Inner Harbor will be provided.
HOW TO NOMINATE STUDENTS Once you complete the nomination survey, you can expect to receive a packet in mid-April containing more information for you and some we will need you to distribute to your nominated students.
Nominations are due by Friday, March 27th