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YOUTH
VOICES

We honor, amplify, and unite youth voices.

“MCAN has provided youth with ally support and backing when Maine Youth for Climate Justice has pushed Maine's climate and environmental movements to be more intersectional, just oriented, urgent, and radical.”

2021

MYCJ December 2020 Orientation - Statewide  

MYCJ January 2021 Orientation - Statewide 

Virtual Facilitation Training - Statewide, February 2021

2020

Youth Voices Day, January 2020 - Augusta, ME 


Primary Strikes, March 2020 - Statewide 


Maine Transportation Webinar, April 2020 


Day 1 of Virtual Earth Week - Youth Statewide Call, April 2020


Day 2 of Virtual Earth Week - Divestment Webinar, April 2020


Day 3 of Virtual Earth Week - Senate Candidate Forum, April 2020

 
Youth Public Speaking Virtual Workshop, April 2020 - Statewide 


Anti-Racism Youth Affinity Calls co-hosted with JustME for JustUS and Maine Youth Action Network,  August 2020  - Statewide


A Conversation with Maine Climate Council Community Resilience Working Group hosted through Maine Climate Action Now!, August 2020 - Statewide


A Just Climate Action Plan for Maine Webinar, August 2020 -  Statewide
Call with Professor Darren Ranco and Natalie Michelle, October 2020 - Statewide 


Future Focus Speaker Series, launched October 2020 - Statewide
What to Expect Election Edition - Statewide, November 2020

2019

Youth Voices Day, January 2020 - Augusta, ME 


Primary Strikes, March 2020 - Statewide 


Maine Transportation Webinar, April 2020 


Day 1 of Virtual Earth Week - Youth Statewide Call, April 2020


Day 2 of Virtual Earth Week - Divestment Webinar, April 2020


Day 3 of Virtual Earth Week - Senate Candidate Forum, April 2020

 
Youth Public Speaking Virtual Workshop, April 2020 - Statewide 


Anti-Racism Youth Affinity Calls co-hosted with JustME for JustUS and Maine Youth Action Network,  August 2020  - Statewide


A Conversation with Maine Climate Council Community Resilience Working Group hosted through Maine Climate Action Now!, August 2020 - Statewide


A Just Climate Action Plan for Maine Webinar, August 2020 -  Statewide
Call with Professor Darren Ranco and Natalie Michelle, October 2020 - Statewide 


Future Focus Speaker Series, launched October 2020 - Statewide
What to Expect Election Edition - Statewide, November 2020

AMPLIFYING YOUTH VOICES

  • Testified on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction bills and the Maine Green New Deal.

  • Met with Legislative leadership, the Governor, and key administration officials.

  • MCAN mobilized over 400 youth from twenty-five Maine schools for the April 23 Day of Climate Action at the state Capitol.

  • MCAN empowered young people with education and the tools to participate in the lawmaking process.  

  • The Governor attended the April rally and announced her plan to engage youth leaders on a proposed Maine Climate Council. A founding member of MCAN is the youth representative on the council. 

  • One youth representative has been appointed to each of the six working groups of the council. MCAN supported youth from Maine Youth for Climate Justice in submitting their names for these nominations.

  • Congresswoman Pingree met with youth leaders to hear their demands and discuss climate justice concerns.

  • MCAN supported ME Youth Climate Strikes and MYCJ in organizing the Youth Climate Strikes on September 20th, 2019 in five Maine cities with record turnout of 3,500.

YOUTH

VOICES DAY

January 29th, 2020

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