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Youth Programs

Engaging Youth in Climate Solutions



Through BLAST, students in grades 9-12 come up with solutions to the environmental problems facing our world, receive expert mentorship to refine their projects, and finally pitch their initiatives at our yearly BLAST conference to receive funding to implement their solutions.


As featured in the Chicago Tribune, through our intern program, high school and college students passionate about environmental change have the opportunity to take action while gaining valuable skills. Our interns develop and lead environmental initiatives, presenting to elected officials and organizing events to raise awareness and bring their ideas to reality. 



Through Accelerate Climate Solutions, youth can engage in valuable environmental service. Student volunteers have engaged in areas such as prairie restoration, fundraising, and presenting at local environmental summits.

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