Empowering Youth Environmental Leaders
Faith in Place provides environmental education during the summer for our beloved youth. Ages range from 14-18, and applications are accepted at the beginning of every summer from our faith partners to send a youth representative from their house of worship to join Faith in Place staff to put their faith into action. Staff work with youth to learn more about environmental issues, leadership development, and outreach methods. Field trips to see environmental education in action is a key part of the program.
Interested in becoming a Year-Round 2021 Eco-Ambassador?
Faith in Place has not only been inspirational to me, but also given me confidence knowing I can make a difference. Before I only thought I was just one person and couldn't make a change even if I did try. After being an Eco-Ambassador with Faith in Place for three summers, I now know I have the power to effect change in my community and the world.
-Jaylnn Webb, Eco-Ambassador Alumna, Trinity United Church of Christ
Environmental Youth Leadership
Youth in the Eco-Ambassador program complete leadership projects.
Check out 2020 Eco-Ambassador, Leilah Cabell's final project. Lailah partnered with the program coordinator to create a dance performance that interprets our need to protect our water sources. The performance takes place on a beach in Chicago and ends with a call to action.