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Clean Air Youth Council FAQ

Q: What is the Clean Air Youth Council?

A: The MEJC Clean Air Youth Council (CAYC) is an educational experience for young people aged 13-17 from Southeast Michigan who are interested in environmental activism. The program is designed to explore the intersections of environmental justice and climate justice while equipping young people with the skills to become leaders in their communities.

Q: Who is eligible?

A: Anyone aged 13-17 living in Southeast Michigan.

Q: When & where do we meet?

A: Accepted applicants will meet virtually once a month and in person for canvassing three times over the course of the year. In person meetings will happen in June, July and August based on group availability. Online meetings will be held on Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm during the school year, and Wednesdays 3pm-5pm during summer break.

Q: Why should youth be interested in CAYC?

A: Along with a $1,000 stipend, young people will learn about clean air advocacy, air monitors, press training, Get Out the Vote (GOTV), and create a clean air toolkit.

Additional questions? Please contact: CAYC@michiganej.org.