Youth Climate Leadership

four-part virtual climate workshop

Youth Climate Leadership Program

for Cape Ann High School Students

Starts in January 2024: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31

TownGreen is partnering with The Climate Initiative, a global youth climate education program, to provide Cape Ann high school students with an empowering youth climate leadership program. The four-part workshop teaches youth the basics of climate action, how to effectively communicate, what to consider when building teams, and how to create and manage projects and teams. After completing the four-part online workshop, participants carry out environmental action projects within their schools or communities by identifying an issue, creating a team, and executing a team-led solution.

The program is open to any high school student who lives on Cape Ann and that includes high school students (grades 9-12) from Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex; public, private, or home school students.


  • Participate in a highly acclaimed youth climate leadership program
  • Meet other Cape Ann students interested in climate issues
  • Learn how to start and manage a climate-related project in your school or community
  • Receive a TownGreen/TCI Certificate upon completion of the four-part workshop


Week 1
Wednesday, January 10th 2024 7:00-8:30pm
Learning the Basics
Focus: Climate change basics to get all students on the same page as they move through the program.

Week 2
Wednesday, January 17th 2024 7:00-8:30pm
Learning How to Communicate About the Climate Crisis
Focus: Effective methods to communicate about the climate crisis, a look at solutions, plus how to discuss climate issues interpersonally, online, and to garner support.

Week 3
Wednesday, January 24th 2024 7:00-8:30pm

What to Consider When Managing Teams to Create Climate Solutions
Focus: Plan and explore how to create project teams with an emphasis on communication and time and resource management.

Week 4
Wednesday, January 31st 2024 7:00-8:30pm
Creating and Managing Projects that Address Environmental Issues
Focus: Learn effective project management tips and tricks.

More Info about the program

The Climate Initiative's John Mathers Climate Action Leadership Program is youth-focused with an aim to teach young people how to identify and create solutions for climate-related impacts that affect the environment, biodiversity, and communities. There is a special emphasis on examining the lens in which we view and talk about the climate crisis while learning how to use more precise language when talking about climate issues and solutions. By focusing on differences and relationships, it is our goal to teach young people about the positive and negative effects that exist with climate issues.

About TownGreen

TownGreen, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Gloucester, MA with a mission to be a catalyst in assisting the Greater Cape Ann region become a vibrant and inclusive model of sustainability that is fossil fuel free and better prepared for the impacts of climate change. Our role is to provide climate awareness education for all Cape Ann residents on the impacts that climate change will have on our coastal region. TownGreen has been promoting climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, including clean energy, since 2015.

About The Climate Initiative (TCI)

TCI provides young climate champions education and engagement tools to steward our planet and catalyze the transition to climate-resilient communities. Through community-based education and empowerment initiatives, youth learn about local climate problems and possible solutions, giving them hope and the inspiration to become change agents in their communities and beyond.

Thanks to our project sponsor

Our Corporate Level Sponsors

Earth Protector Level Sponsors

  • Common Crow Market

Green Steward Level Sponsors

  • Bomco, Inc.
  • Cape Ann Savings Bank
  • Neptune’s Harvest

Impact Partner Level Sponsors

  • Resonant Energy
  • Ruth Pino
  • Black Earth Compost
  • Babson Law Offices
  • Gloucester 400

Make an Impact! Become a TownGreen Sponsor

Commitment to environmental and climate responsibility is vital to ensure that we all work together to find solutions. TownGreen sponsorship benefits highlight your environmental commitment across several platforms and opportunities, including TownGreen’s Nature Wins Podcast, a monthly video and audio podcast about climate change and likely environmental impacts on Cape Ann. The Podcast features local and national climate experts, community leaders, and residents. Syndicated on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and YouTube.

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