Now wrapping up its second year, YELP is a conservation leadership program for high school students who have a strong interest in deepening their environmental knowledge, cultivating leadership skills, and making a positive impact on our coast’s future. YELP provides opportunities for students from across our coast to explore our coastal resources, teaches them the science behind environmental issues, and helps them gain the skills needed to effect change in their communities.
Join the fun and apply to today for 2021-22 school year! You’ll have a chance to take on an exciting year-long adventure (September 2021 – May 2022) that includes coastal field trips, service-learning opportunities, and the development of an environmental action project. YELP provides students with unique, behind-the-scenes experiences and exposure to barrier islands, habitats, wildlife, and cultural history that the average student cannot access. While we’ve been entirely virtual this past year due to Covid, we plan to re-start in-person meetings and field trips next September (while still taking responsible precautions). We have a fun and all-new slate of programs planned for next year’s YELP-ers!
To make this program accessible for all, YELP is available at no cost. Transportation will be available to and from field trip sites from a central Brunswick location. Students are expected to make every effort to attend monthly group meetings and field trips.
To apply, either print and fill out and return the hard copy applications (PDFs) or click the link to apply online using fillable google forms. All applications are due by Monday, May 17th. You will need to submit your student application, teacher recommendation, and parent/guardian permission form by May 17th to be considered for the YELP program, If you have any questions or concerns, please email Stephanie Chewning.
Google Forms (fill and submit online – submit by 5/17. NOTE: the parent/guardian permission form is only available in hard copy.):