Interns Honor This Generation’s Climate Leaders at 2017 Brower Youth Awards

Sunset over San Francisco City Hall

Antioch High interns joined peers from Oakland Tech and San Lorenzo High at the 2017 Brower Youth Awards.  Antioch students had the chance to bond with their new campus coordinator, Joelle Alley, on the lengthy BART ride from Pittsburg/ Bay Point to Civic Center. Luckily, the group arrived just in time to witness a beautiful sunset over San Francisco City Hall as they walked to Herbst Theater for the reception and awards ceremony.

Antioch interns on their way to the Brower Youth Awards

At the reception, interns meandered around a beautiful hall where local environmental organizations were tabling and offering merchandise, interactive activities, and raffles.

Interns pose for a photo while learning about waste in our waterways

Finally, the students were ushered into the theater for the awards ceremony, which opened with a performance from an all-female local dance crew (probably everyone’s favorite part of the day… they were awesome)!

Seven inspiring youth environmental leaders were honored at the awards.  One award winner has worked to organize against oil pipelines, and multiple honorees are attending COP 23 in Bonn, Germany this month.  Interns walked away from the awards feeling energized, empowered, and ready to make a difference in their community!


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