Youth Climate Action Network
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.
Programs & Partners
Cape Cod Youth Climate Leaders
Cape Cod Youth Climate Leaders (CCYCL) is a regional program sponsored by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and facilitated by Mass Audubon as part of its Youth Climate Leadership Program.
Composed of high school students, educators, community organizers, and other professionals from across Cape Cod, CCYCL’s program goal is to raise up the youth voice through community climate action. It functions as a space for youth activists to learn, discuss ideas, and organize concrete actions.
Members focus on creating an annual Climate Summit for students that showcases climate science, solutions, careers, and provides training for students to spark change at their own schools. To join, or for more information, contact Morgan Peck, Education Coordinator of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, at email@example.com.
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 Cape Cod Commission’s 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. Selected students will participate in virtual meetings, where they will learn about and discuss a variety of climate-related subjects, including local and global climate causes and impacts, carbon reduction strategies, resiliency planning, and equity considerations. Students will have a chance to show off their creativity with a small project demonstrating how they can have a personal impact on climate change at home or in their school communities.
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.