LATEST UPDATE:  You did it! We did it! Thanks to all you generous donors, we reached our goal of raising $25,000 for New Voices' 2019 Summer Academy. BUT, many of our Crowdfunders are still trying to reach their personal fundraising goals. It's not too late to donate! Hit that green "Donate" button to donate to the general fundraising campaign or to donate directly to a Crowdfunder's campaign. Thank you for supporting youth leaders for a cleaner, greener future!

New Voices Fighting for Our Future!

Youth Organizing for Climate Justice

Amidst the onslaught of climate change, low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in Oakland are burdened with many environmental challenges, including toxic pollution from heavy industry, poor air and water quality, and lack of green space. Young people living in these areas are among those most impacted by this pollution, suffering from asthma and other serious health issues.

New Voices Are Rising recognizes that these young people are the ones who should be at the forefront fighting against the environmental burdens they face on a daily basis.

New Voices students are ready to Fight for Our Future and demand a clean and healthy environment for everyone!

In New Voices’ 2019 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy, 16 high school students from low-income areas and communities of color in Oakland will participate in a 5-week intensive environmental justice training program. The Academy takes students on a deep-dive into local environmental justice issues, while building their leadership and advocacy skills along the way.

This summer, our students will learn about making our food system more climate resilient at an urban farm workday. They will learn how air pollution is affecting both West Oakland residents impacted by heavy industry and fenceline communities near Richmond refineries. They will raise their voices as young leaders, speaking face-to-face with local and state decision-makers to urge them to prioritize environmental justice and community health. They will also strengthen their job and leadership skills in externship placements with our community partners. The summer will build up to a student-led action to demand climate justice! And along this journey rising up as environmental justice leaders, the students will have many opportunities to connect with nature, including through an overnight camping trip in the Oakland hills.

Your donation to the New Voices Fighting for Our Future campaign provides all of these experiences and more to our 2019 Summer Academy students, and helps build the movement for cleaner, healthier, and more just communities! 

Are you ready to join New Voices Fighting for Our Future?! Donate now!

Click the "Donate" button above, or visit one of our crowdfunders' pages below to support their campaign. Your donation makes a difference! Thank you for amplifying youth voices for climate justice!

New Voices Are Rising is a program of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. The Rose Foundation has received the highest ratings from GuideStar and Charity Navigator, independent evaluators of nonprofits for effectiveness and transparency.

 

 

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