ATTEND ONE OF OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND DEMOCRACY
WORKSHOPS

DESCRIPTION

Young Voices for the Planet is hosting a series of Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator Workshops throughout greater Pittsburgh and Western PA. Thanks to generous funding from The Heinz Endowments, these day-long professional development courses welcome formal and informal educators of all grade levels and subjects areas to explore ways to empower and inspire their students in the face of climate change and other environmental concerns. Each workshop is led by a professional facilitator who will guide teachers in discussions and break-out sessions, as well as a formal presentation from YVFP founder, children’s book author/illustrator Lynne Cherry. Lunch will be provided!

The trailer above shows highlights of the workshops, which include…

  • Young Voices for the Planet’s theory of change and approach to youth empowerment.
  • Considering psychology and social science when teaching troubling environmental issues.
  • How to overcome students’ “motivated avoidance” when learning about troubling issues.
  • Helping students overcome doom and gloom and be energized by hope for the future.
  • Guiding students in creating their ACTION PLAN to address an issue of their choosing in their community in western Pennsylvania.

If you would like attend, choose one of these workshops below to register online.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

*First Unitarian Church of Pittsburg Saturday, January 26th workshop has been postponed. We encourage participants to attend the La Roche College workshop the following day, Sunday, January 27, 2019.


  • La Roche College
    • Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
    • Where: 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    • REGISTER HERE

  • Fern Hollow Nature Center
    • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
    • Where: 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143
    • REGISTRATION COMING SOON

  • Lutherlyn Camp
    • Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
    • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
    • Where: 500 Lutherlyn Ln, Butler, PA 16001
    • REGISTRATION COMING SOON

  • First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
    • Date: TBD
    • Time: TBD
    • Where: 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    • REGISTRATION COMING SOON

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Two or three more workshops will be scheduled soon which may be more convenient for you to attend so keep checking for updates! If you would like to learn more about the workshops, please contact our Program Manager at youngvoicesforplanet@gmail.com.