Youth Advocacy Training Series

  This fall Youth Lobby is organizing a series of Youth Advocacy Trainings throughout the state of Vermont. These trainings are designed to help educate and empower youth in ways that they can get involved and be heard in their state government. Each training is centered around a different topic and is hosted in collaboration with Youth Lobby partner organizations throughout the state. Each event will begin at 5:30 with a “Meet and Greet” over pizza and wrap up with a short Youth Lobby logistical meeting. We kick-off the series on October 5th with an introduction to how to Navigate […]

Youth Lobby Meeting- August 24th

Join us on August 24th at Camp Meade in Middlesex, VT at 6pm to help us make a plan for our actions the coming year. If you have not joined us in the past, this is the perfect time to get involved. All are welcome! (No prior experience with Youth Lobby or statehouse policy or activism necessary) If you can’t make this meeting, keep an eye out for the upcoming exciting events that will come out of our planning meeting, and ways to get involved and have your voice heard. (P.S. This planning meeting is rain or shine, as there is […]

Rally for the Planet Updates

The 7th annual Rally for the Planet is in just 3 weeks on April 14! Young folks will be meeting with legislators, hearing from experts, and learning more about Climate Change through speakers and student-facilitated discussions. The Rally is a great opportunity for students to enter into youth activism or connect with their legislators as well as to demand immediate, impactful action on climate change. Here’s the agenda: 8:30-10: Arrive, pre-rally at Montpelier High School (with music from Sunbug!) 10-10:15: March to State House 10:30-11:00 Speeches at the State House from youth and adults 11:00-1 Music, food trucks, activities, climate […]

SAVE THE DATE: The 2023 Rally for the Planet is April 14!

The annual Rally for the Planet is returning for its seventh year on April 14, 2023! Join us on the State House Lawn in downtown Montpelier to demand climate action and climate justice now.  As always, there will be food, music, speeches, lots of young people, and an opportunity to demand change. As always, the Rally will begin with staging at Montpelier High School and will continue with a march over to the State House, where there will be music, speeches, activities, and lots of other stuff to check out. Make sure to save the date so you can join […]

Join Us TOMORROW, August 1st, for Our First Meeting of the Year!

Join us tomorrow for our first meeting of the year! If you’re interested in joining or learning more about the Vermont Youth Lobby, join us for our meeting tomorrow, August 1st at Camp Meade (961 US Route 2, Middlesex VT) at 6 PM! We’ll be choosing our priorities for the year and starting to make some decisions about the form of Youth Lobby moving forward. We’ll also introduce new folks to Youth Lobby and celebrate our graduates. Whatever your passion (or if you don’t know yet, but want to find out), there’s a spot for you in Youth Lobby, and we would love to […]

Join Youth Lobby for our first meeting of the year!

Join us on August 1st at Camp Meade (961 US Route 2, Middlesex VT) at 6 PM for our first meeting of the year! We’ll be planning and reimagining for the next year, and we’d love to have you with us for a fun evening. Free pizza provided! As always, everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been in activism for years or you just want to see what’s going on. Bring a friend or anyone interested in the work we do now and what we could do in the future! We’re excited to have your talent and passion on board. Thank you […]

Rally for the Planet is TOMORROW!

Join us tomorrow for the Rally For the Planet! With over 400 people registered last, it’s promising to be an amazing return of the Rally. The agenda is LIVE- follow the QR code below for the most up-to-date timing on the day’s events. Highlights include: March to the statehouse! (pre-rally with sign making, face painting, music) Youth climate and justice activist speakers Climate Justice Art! (Banner making, pins, screen printing- BRING anything you’d want to put a Youth Lobby logo on) Green Jobs Fair and Bingo (including summer jobs and internships) Meet with or write your legislators  Teach-ins on various climate justice topics important to […]

Join Us for the 2022 Youth Voice Summit!

Students from the Vermont Youth Lobby and the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network have joined forces to host a statewide Youth Voice Summit on May 20th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The overarching theme will be youth voice and lowering the voting age, and sub-themes include racial, climate, and economic justice. Young people are invited to choose a subtopic and attend educational, empowering, and engaging projects and events throughout the day related to that theme. There will also be discussion, resources, friends, artwork, good food, games, and networking during the day, as well as inspiring youth and adult speakers. […]

Rally for the Planet 2022!

Join us on April 29th for a return of the Youth Lobby Rally for the Planet! For individuals or groups, here is the link to register. Start to arrange your transportation and field trips now! Event Time:9am-1:30pm Location: Montpelier, VT More details to come on… GREEN JOBS FAIR!* Activist art work Meet your representatives Youth Speakers MUSIC! Teach-Ins (For youth, by youth) …and more!     *Here is the link for organizations to register to table at the Green Jobs Fair

Youth Climate Justice Summit – June 2nd!

The Youth Organizing Coalition, founded by Iris Hsiang, youth representative on the VT Climate Council, has organized an amazing event designed to refocus and reinvigorate the Youth Climate Movement in Vermont.  Please REGISTER HERE for this important event… https://youthorganizingcoalition.wordpress.com/youth-climate-justice-summit/ LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS! They are also looking for folks who would like to share any of the climate-related work they, or their school, has been doing over the past year.  If you are interested in sharing your work, please check out the guidelines here and sign-up to present on the registration page (scroll down) The youth organizers have worked very hard […]