Advocating for Social and Environmental Justice in Stanislaus County and the Central Valley
Valley Improvement Projects (VIP) is a non-profit grass-roots organization from Modesto, we work on social and environmental justice issues. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by advocating for social and environmental justice.
The Environmental Justice 101 Youth Academy is one of VIP’s projects, targeting 12 youth in Stanislaus County between the ages of 13-18. Participants will engage in a series of projects to develop their leadership skills and equity lens when investigating issues of environmental justice.
These Academy was created to train you on the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to tell the story of Environmental Justice in your community and DO something about it. This is based on cutting-edge science education pedagogy because it anchors learning in deeply local issues and real-time data collected by experts in the field.
Youth who join this club will have the knowledge and tools to drive environmental justice work within their own communities.
All participants will receive an enrollment gift for registering. Gifts will be mailed out after attending the first session.
Every weekly session will end with a raffle, participants must be present (online) to enter. Some of the prizes include $25-50 gift cards, Zero Waste Starter Kit, solar speaker, solar backpack, & more!
Participants that attend all 8 sessions will get a $100 gift card and will get a chance to enter the large prize raffle, to be disclosed at a later date. (we wont disappoint!- we want to get to know you first)
1. You must be between the ages of 13-18 years old
2. You must be able to attend all eight class sessions starting late September
3. You must have access to wifi/data and a device with a camera
Hosted by: Valley Improvement Projects
Dates: Starting late September- Once a week, for 2 hours, for a total of 8 weeks
Location: ZOOM (Thanks COVID!)
Contact us at (209) 589-9277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited so register now! To Register Click Here.