Civics and Conservation Summit


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What is the Civics & Conservation Summit?
Each spring, AYEA youth delegates travel to our state capitol in Juneau, Alaska and gain skills in communication, advocacy, and the democratic process. Teens meet with their legislators and advocate on the issues they care about. The Civics & Conservation Summit is a transformational experience that empowers young people to make real change on the issues that they are most passionate about.

This year the Civics and Conservation Summit will be held from March 5-9th (including a day for travel). We will stay overnight at the Juneau Youth Hostel, and spend our days between the Capitol Building and a training location downtown.

Suggested tuition costs $125 per teen, but scholarships are available for both tuition and travel. Please contact Allison Barnwell at 907-274-3640 or for more information.

During the training, youth learn: how to talk with the media, how to communicate with elected officials, how to read a bill, and how to impact decisions our leaders make about our environment and our lives. We also include sessions on the tribal resolution process, environmental justice, and defining sources of power and influence. The training ends with youth-led visits to state legislators to discuss environmental concerns and interests.

Check out last year’s CCS recap


Contact Allison Barnwell at 907-274-3640 or for more information.

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