Youth Empowerment Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

Young people are calling for meaningful civic, economic, social, and political participation. Fortunately, youth have a passion and a special talent for invention. Earth Island projects encourage and support young leaders and activists and their role in the environmental movement.

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is an environmental and social justice organization that aims to promote equitable access to outdoor activities and...

ChildreninNatureCollaborative

Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase children’s equitable access to nature through a regional network of environ...

ConservationKids

Conservation Kids connects young adults with the environment through the use of photography. ...

EcoVillageFarmLearningCenter

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is a community-based farm in Richmond, California, that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, hands-on environmental ...

GuiasUnidos

Guias Unidos works to inspire community-based, conservation-minded tourism in Nicaragua by unifying local and international expertise and resources. ...

JuniorWildlifeRanger

Junior Wildlife Ranger instills in children from all backgrounds and communities a lifelong sense of environmental stewardship and love for the natural...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY believes that “Everyone Is an Environmentalist!” The project provides engaging environmental education programs in the classroom, ...

SeedingSovereignty

Seeding Sovereignty is a multi-lens nonprofit organization that fights climate change and creates systems of care and resilience for frontline communit...

UltimateCivics

Ultimate Civics works toward a government of, for, and by the people by empowering youth in activating democracy to emerge as game-changers. Through ed...

WestCountyDIGS

West County DIGS supports school gardens in West Contra Costa, California, by providing resources, curriculum, advocacy, partnerships, and more. West C...

YouthEmpoweredActionCamp

Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp has been training aspiring progressive activists from all over the country and beyond to make a bigger di...