Some 32 EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council and Water Challenge Ambassador members, ages 13-22, from across the world will convene on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC, for the annual Leadership Summit.
The EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a group of environmental advocates and problem solvers who are committed to inspiring and empowering others to take action. Throughout the year, they work to develop new programming with EarthEcho’s staff to ensure that programmes authentically engage with young people as advocates and leaders. A core belief of EarthEcho International is that young people are the hearts and minds – not just the hands and feet – of the environmental movement.
The EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors represent a new initiative developed by the YLC. These young people hail from communities across the U.S. and have committed to taking action around water quality in their home communities. The Water Challenge Ambassadors are participating in professional development to prepare them to lead water monitoring events in 20 communities across the U.S. on Water Monitoring Day on September 18.
While these young people are on their way from communities in Australia, Chile, Hawaii, Michigan, Florida, Puerto Rico, and many more, they are still fundraising to support their travel to Washington.