The Detroit Youth Climate Summit

Climate Youth Summits

Over two-hundred Detroit high school students participated in the Detroit Youth Climate Summit. During the Summit, the students heard from two speakers - one about climate change science and research, and the other about climate solutions and climate justice. The rest of the time was first spent brainstorming their climate project through a facilitated asset mapping activity and report-out, then at the green jobs/resources/education fair.

Detroit Climate Summit


The Detroit Youth Climate Summit goals were to have students:

• learn about climate change, climate justice, and climate planning locally and globally

• create a climate project for their schools

• participate in a tele-conference during the 21st Conference of the Parties

• and connect with professionals in various green careers to learn more about different career paths.

High Level Impact: 

The expected impacts of the Summit are that students will increase their knowledge about climate change and climate solutions, including working on a climate solutions project at their school or neighborhood. They will also be exposed to green jobs, training and educational opportunities.

Point of Contact: 

Leila Mekias, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice