The Anne Arundel Youth Environmental Action Summit is being organized by local high school students. Eleventh graders Maddy and Bella Brianas, students at St. Mary’s High School, and Chloe Gamber, a student at Archbishop Spaulding have been volunteering on environmental projects for the past few years. Their interest led them to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Student Leadership Program. The Leadership Program teaches students about Chesapeake Bay issues and gives them the skills to lead others to take action on improving water quality in their communities.
After participating in a summit on the Eastern Shore, Maddy and Bella decided to organize the Anne Arundel Youth Environmental Action Summit to be held Feb 11 from 11am-3pm at Anne Arundel Community College. The summit is free to all high school students and will include lunch for all participants.
Youth Environmental Summit Focus
At the summit participants will have the opportunity to tour the Environmental Center, listen to a Keynote Speaker and join four different panels where students can learn about career opportunities, volunteer options, student organizers, and meet with environmental innovators.
The goal is for students to learn more about the environment community and to organize projects at their school and in their communities.
Pre-registration is required. More information is available at https://www.aayeas.org/