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2nd Annual Youth Environmental Artivist Summit (YEAS)
July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017Free
Once again, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Raizes Collective are hosting a 4 day/3 night camping summit focused on promoting civic engagement, community building, environmental literacy, outdoor lifestyles, cultural diversity, social justice, and the arts. This year’s Y.E.A.S. will include an inspiring keynote address and array of action-oriented workshops that focus on today’s major contemporary political, social, and environmental issues. This year’s theme is Unificando Conciencia, or Unifying Consciousness. Participants will also construct a mandala sculpture built entirely out of recycled materials. A mandala is a spiral symbolizing healing powers and represents the universe, infinity, the past, and present. Through this project, students will physically bring new light and life to plastic trash, while metaphorically renewing their collective hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
Teens will walk away feeling empowered as young leaders, inspired to lobby for changes/policy they wish to see, and embrace powerful forms of communication (art, music, poetry, spoken word, etc.) as a means of self-expression. Similar to last year’s Y.E.A.S., we encourage first-time campers to apply, and welcome youth from all political, economic, and spiritual backgrounds. Y.E.A.S. is open to all high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors residing in Sonoma County, CA (must be recently turned 18 years or younger).
Y.E.A.S. is open to all high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors residing in Sonoma County, CA (must be recently turned 18 years or younger).
To participate as a student, presenter, or chaperone, please download, fill out, and return the following applications no later than Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM:
Youth Participant Application: http://www.stewardscr.org/cms/images/2017_YEAS_Youth_Application.pdf
Workshop Presenter Application: http://www.stewardscr.org/cms/images/2017_YEAS_Workshop_Presenter_Application.pdf
Chaperone Application: http://www.stewardscr.org/cms/images/2017_YEAS_Chaperone_Application.pdf
Unfortunately, they cannot accept every student (max 20 teens) or adult applicant. All applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted by Friday, June 30th. Acceptance letters will include driving directions and additional participant/family information.