Brower Youth Awards

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The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project with positive environmental and social impact.

Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor our founder and legendary environmental activist, David R. Brower, and to call forth a new generation of leaders. This award manifests the Earth Island Institute's abiding commitment to growing environmental leadership.

Our annual Brower Youth Awards honor six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Each winner is awarded $3000 and brought to the San Francisco Bay Area for the award week and a camping trip. The Brower Youth Awards not only promote the accomplishments of these young leaders but also invest in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop their leadership skills through Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative.

Annual deadline to submit application is in mid-May

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Earth Island Institute
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Environmental Justice
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Higher Education
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All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
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Earth Island Institute
Sharon Smith
Program Director, New Leaders Initiative
300 Broadway #28
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-3666 x144

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