Youth Leadership & Design Team

Are you passionate about the outdoors, sustainability, or making a difference in your community? Join a team of paid youth leaders this spring and summer!

City of Rochester youth ages 14-18 will explore Rochester and beyond through a Youth Leadership and Design Team. Together, the team of youth will co-design the Rochester Pilot for a Climate Careers program, work on outdoor projects throughout the community, and help create the vision for an environmental workforce development program for Rochester youth.

This program will deepen youth’s understanding of the environment, promote nature accessibility for youth, especially Black and Brown youth, and cultivate the next generation of environmental conservationists and community leaders.

Youth will be paid for their time and have opportunities for continued employment with Rochester Ecology Partners.

Reach out with any questions:  585-851-1646

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What is the Youth Leadership & Design Team?

The Youth Leadership and Design Team is an environmental future-readiness program from Rochester Ecology Partners. A central focus is engaging the youth in designing the programs that intend to serve them. By providing youth opportunities to learn, design, and connect, they will be better prepared and more empowered for a future in the green jobs sector and at the same time will play a role in creating a more sustainable and just future for our community.

    What are the objectives of the program?

    Learn Offer youth hands-on experiences that expose them to green jobs, community engagement, and leadership development.
    Design Provide youth with paid opportunities to co-design nature-based projects and programs, fostering a sense of empowerment and design thinking.
    Connect Develop relationships that create opportunities for youth

      We are grateful for our supporters

      Rochester Ecology Partners appreciates the support of our community. Our programs are made possible with support from businesses, individuals, and school communities. If you would like to contribute your time, talent, or treasure to our work please reach out or make a donation today.