Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is excited to welcome six new young BIPOC women from south Minneapolis to our Youth 'N Power program. These 13-15 year olds are serving as Step Up interns this spring and summer, where they will dive deep into environmental justice with hands on opportunities to learn about regenerative agriculture. They join a cohort of four youth from north Minneapolis who joined the program earlier.
In June, the youth will start planting and cultivating the land at the former Gandhi Mahal restaurant site using permiculture and restorative land practices. They will also learn presentation, communication, and event planning skills as they engage with people at garden parties and events. All throughout the summer, they will sell light bulbs and promote equitable clean energy for all at many events that will be held at George Floyd Square. Here is a video of youth in action on April 24. Also check out the media gallery below for photos from Youth 'N Power activities throughout 2020 and 2021.
No matter where these youth go in life, their experience as MNIPL's Youth 'N Power interns helps them grow as confident leaders and organizers with practical skills for any path. Most importantly, they are given a platform to imagine and share their vision of collective liberation and justice.
During SpringForwardMN this May 1-11, we have a goal of raising $5,000 so that MNIPL programs, like Youth 'N Power, have the resources and support so needed to make a difference in climate justice and racial justice. Your gift right now is an investment in our youth, especially youth of color. Thank you for your support, in any amount that is meaningful and accessible for you!
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