Youth Climate Action Network

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Who We Are

The Youth Climate Action Network (YCAN) is an active and growing community of students, young adults, educators, climate leaders, and allies calling for climate justice and action in our region and across the planet.

As the generation that must live with the choices our leaders make today, we are raising up our voices to effect change. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels—a world in which our leaders tell the truth, acknowledge the climate emergency and act at an emergency-level speed to stop it. The YCAN is a forum, platform and network established to help accomplish just that.

We are a new network and welcome your participation. We invite you to share your accomplishments, initiatives, challenges, and resources. Contact for more information.

Programs & Partners

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

The vision and mission of the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program is to offer a diverse group of trained adults an 11-month, full time, residential living opportunity serving the critical environmental and disaster preparedness needs of the fifteen towns within Barnstable County.


Climate Ambassador Program

The Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat climate change. The Program is intended for students in grades 9-12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change.


Youth Climate Leadership Program

Mass Audubon’s Youth Climate Leadership Program (YCLP) is youth-led, action-oriented climate action immersion aimed at creating a space for: Learning; Conversation; Networking’ and Youth-led climate solutions. In partnership with local schools, nonprofits, research institutions, and universities, the YCLP pairs youth with experts and mentors to guide innovative climate action ideation. Our year-long program doesn’t end with brainstorming. We support our youth in creating, developing, and managing Climate Action Projects—tangible climate actions implemented in local schools and Massachusetts communities. (Note: Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary hosts this program for the Cape Cod region).


What We Do

We respond to the global climate emergency through education, leadership, civic engagement, and political action. We connect and collaborate with other organizations, movements, initiatives, and leaders to amplify our values and our voices in the call for climate justice and action. By spreading awareness and advocating for climate initiatives, we are becoming change makers by using our voices and harnessing individual power.

Help Us Win the Fight Against Climate Change