Jennifer Eison and Madeline Parker serve as the two Youth Climate Justice Organizers at NC WARN – an arm of the organization that was created in 2017. Our intention is to further develop and deepen NC WARN’s commitment to actively involving youth in the fight for climate justice and against the climate crisis, working both in school settings and out in the general community.
The Youth Organizing team is engaging high school to young adult-aged individuals (~13-25) who have an interest in climate and/or social justice and an investment in serving as an advocate in their community and with their peers.
We are all impacted by the climate crisis, but youth are the ones most impacted and all too often are not invited to the conversation or able to amplify their voices and engage in the movement: take action towards justice now, with your community and for your community.
You can help!
- High School Youth in the Triangle: please email Jennifer or Madeline to join NC WARN as a youth member, to learn more about events and engagement this fall or to ask questions about the High School Youth Action Team we plan to launch at the beginning of 2019 (applications will be available the end of November 2018).
- College Students/Young Adults in the Triangle: please email Jennifer or Madeline if you’re involved in an environmental club or alliance on your school campus or in your community already and want to collaborate with us on a joint project or campaign, want to join a local Clean Path 2025 Action Team or want to serve as a Mentor on the High School Youth Action Team.
- Educators and adult leaders of student groups or clubs: Let us know if you’d like to collaborate with the Youth Organizers on a project or invite them into your classroom/other student-centric space to lead a presentation or workshop with the involved youth.
- If you have friends or family in high school who might be interested, please send them to this page to learn more.
Jessee Steele is the winner of NC WARN’s “Imagine a Clean Energy Future” Youth Art Contest, which we held in conjunction with our 30th anniversary celebration. SEE ALL Youth in Action POSTS
This is a kick-off event (and Summer Solstice celebration!) for any and all high school aged youth who are interested in climate and/or social justice issues or just want to learn more about NC WARN’s work and how youth can get involved. SEE ALL Youth in Action POSTS