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Youth Environmental Leadership Fellowship Invites High School Students to Explore Environmental Challenges and Solutions
Posted 11/5/21

Two new Fellowships will give Solano County high school youth an opportunity to study environmental challenges, participate in hands-on environmental work and explore solutions on an individual, community and policy level.

Sustainable Solano’s Youth Environmental Leadership Fellowship will start in Benicia in January and Vacaville in February. Participants will develop the skills needed to shape change in their communities today and become knowledge ambassadors within their communities based on their research and hands-on experience. Community members and local leaders will benefit from engaging with Fellowship youth, learning about environmental challenges, and discussing ways to take action locally.

Hands-on projects in Benicia will include a partnership with the Benicia Tree Foundation on a planting project, while Vacaville projects will include work on a community garden through Sustainable Solano’s Solano Gardens program.

Interested high school students can join information sessions over Zoom on Nov. 11 and Dec. 4 to learn more about the program and how to sign up. Space in each program is limited to 15 students who live in or attend school in each city, with spots filled in the order of application. Participants who complete all of the program commitments will be eligible for a $500 stipend.

Learn more and register for the info sessions here:

Questions? Contact Allison Nagel at