Youth For Change: Environmental Leadership Club is looking for participants

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans.

Calling all high school students on Orcas and San Juan Island interested in environmental action! Are you passionate about the environment? Do you wish to see positive change in your community? Join the Youth for Change Environmental Leadership Club, a program led by Friends of the San Juans.

Youth for Change provides an opportunity for you to learn about environmental challenges in your community, exchange ideas with your peers, and engage in local stewardship projects.

By attending weekly in-person meetings from January to May 2022, you will plan and implement an action project that addresses important environmental needs in your community. Through this, you will gain leadership, communication and collaboration skills while engaging with your fellow community members and government leaders (local and state). You can also earn a $200 stipend for your time and effort.

Applications are due December 8th, 2021. Visit to apply. If you have questions, contact Jess Newley, Friends of the San Juans’ Marine Science Coordinator at or 360-622-5384.

This program is funded in partnership with the Orcas Island Community Foundation and the Madrona Institute.