february, 2020

06feb(feb 6)9:00 am08(feb 8)12:00 pmThe Youth Empowerment & Sustainability Summit (YESS!) - Ashokan Center

Event Details

Co-presented by the Ashokan Center and Woodstock Day School


The Youth Empowerment & Sustainability Summit (YESS!) is a global climate solution and leadership summit for young people who are ready to change their lives and their communities by working towards climate resilience. The three-day event is designed to empower students from middle school through college by teaching them to develop solutions-based thinking and civic engagement skills. YESS! will be held in the heart of the Hudson Valley at the beautiful and historic Ashokan Center, where environmental education has been a priority since 1967.

Each team is made up of 4-6 people (students and teachers.)

One adult participant must act as team leader and register for themselves and their team.

Participants will gain:
  • Three days of immersive solution-based thinking developed by a youth planning committee
  • Peer-to-peer learning sessions
  • Sessions with cutting-edge regional scientists and climate experts
  • Hands-on workshops with individuals skilled in leadership development, empowerment and civic engagement skills
  • Cultural experiences and opportunities to explore Ashokan’s beautiful natural surroundings
  • Guidance to develop a YESS! Action Plan for each school team to take back for implementation in their schools and communities

More information here


6 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 8 (Saturday) 12:00 pm


The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Road Olivebridge, NY 12461