AYEA teen leaders, graduates, and adult mentors form our Statewide Advisory Group (SWAG), which provides strategic direction and oversight for our program. SWAG members participate in bi-monthly 1 hour teleconferences to address statewide AYEA decisions, and one face-to-face retreat for strategic planning. SWAG is always a fun group of dynamic, committed youth leaders, graduates and […]
Youth have the power to change your community and create a sustainable world.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) inspires and trains diverse youth leaders to impact environmental issues through community action projects and campaigns; skills training in leadership, environmental education, civic engagement, and community organizing; and green jobs that sustain our communities and future.
Our mission, first drafted by the 6 youth founders in 1998, is to educate, inspire, and take action on issues facing our diverse communities.
We operate on the values of youth empowerment, sustainability, diversity, justice, healthy environments, and cross-cultural experience.