Call for Young Changemakers to Apply for Summer of Solutions Project

Do you know youth passionate about building just, sustainable communities? Point them to the Summer of Solutions Program, which is recruiting applicants who want to get involved in creating and supporting "green economy projects that build power for people who currently don't have as much access AND to empower young people ... with the skills and strategies they need to do the same thing wherever they go next."

According to the website, past Summer of Solutions participants have:

  • Built community gardens and farms on vacant lots
  • Taught neighbors how to use bikes as an effective form of transit
  • Run summer camps for children to help them learn about healthy eating and growing their own food
  • Founded and partnered with energy businesses to create a community-based clean energy system
  • Created community spaces, from mini-golf courses in the coal fields of West Virginia to a playground in Detroit, MI
  • Designed and organized for green manufacturing at a closing car factory in Saint Paul, MN

Here are the guidelines for qualifying.

Here's what you give/what you get.

The deadline to apply is Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Find out more.

~ Marsha

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