Because young people and future generations will bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change, and because they are passionate about treating it as the emergency that it is, Earth Justice Ministries has a program of Youth Empowerment for Climate Action. We have hired a consultant who consults with and trains youth activists, including members of the local Nevada County hub of the Sunrise Movement, in skills for climate action that involves organizing, educating, community building, and advocacy. We are thrilled to be helping support the work of Xylem Larla Dey, who offers Teen Leadership Trainings (TLC) through her organization, Teen Leadership Courses (TLC). Xylem is working as a consultant with Earth Justice Ministries in our Youth Empowerment for Climate Action program. In this capacity, she offers workshops, trainings, and consultations with local youth who are organizing for climate justice, including some members of the local Nevada County hub of the Sunrise Movement. The scope of her work is broad, encompassing many organizing and team-building skills that are needed for inclusive and non-hierarchical leadership. Xylem collaborates with the youth and follows their invitation and lead in deciding what trainings they want and what actions they want to take. Of course, this has become even more challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, so the training and consulting has moved online. Our purpose as Earth Justice Ministries is to serve as an ally with young people concerned about the future and offer resources to help equip them to work together in an egalitarian way to bring about social change in the direction of peace, justice, and environmental healing, particularly in the area of climate justice. The goal of this work is to provide the opportunity for young people to develop organizing, group process, and joint decision-making skills that will equip them to plan and carry out events or actions.
Contact us to get involved in any of these projects. You can donate to a designated project or to Earth Justice Ministries as a whole.