JOIN the National Youth Council!

National Youth Council students are difference-makers who are invited to participate in important regional, national and world events. Students are given a seat at the table – with government, corporate and professional leaders. They create a feedback loop between leaders and the next generation and make connections which help them find their place in higher education and the workforce.

All students who are in grades 5-12 are eligible to take part in National Youth Council meetings. Quarterly meetings take place on a regional level with video and phone call-in opportunities for students around the country.

The student and youth voice is critical to capture and engage when it comes to environmental stewardship and leadership. Students today will inherit a changed climate and a compromised environment. Student leaders are the future business and political leaders of tomorrow. They deserve a platform, and the National Youth Council services this purpose. Project Green Schools is proud to provide this student leadership forum.

Appointed Council Members should please plan on attending 3 video conferences throughout the year to engage with other members of the Council.

Council Members are expected to attend our Annual Meeting which takes place in May in Massachusetts at the MA State House.

We anticipate a Washington, D.C meeting in the fall.

Click here to meet our 2023-2024 National Youth Council Leadership Team and Members

Click here to read about our National Youth Council Member Projects.

National Youth Council Students present at Climate Week NYC 2020.

Follow the National Youth Council students on their Instagram page: pgs_council

Read our blog!

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  • Tell us why you are interested in a seat on the National Youth Council. What would you propose as an environmental solution for the your state, school or community.
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