Americas Latino Eco Festival Presents
U CAN YOUTH SUMMIT

In partnership with


 

WHEN:                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017.

WHERE:                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

WHAT:                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • A one-day climate and conservation youth summit for students to envision how to impact/shape their community and its environment. Throughout the course of the day we will inspire with best practices, introducing students to a multitude of tools that they can integrate into their community project.

  • Our U CAN program is born out of a passionate 21st-century culture of nature and climate change awareness in need of better practices to engage and mobilize the brown demographics of the country in a culturally relevant way. The U CAN program addresses the need for multicultural arts renderings of human-nature connection - not nature as a remote place to recreate in tranquility, but nature as a place intimately connected to human habitation, culture, and identity.

WHO:                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • 8-12th grade students with a mentor/teacher

  • A selected group of 50-75 students springboards a pilot U CAN Youth Green Ambassadorship Program

  • The pilot group is culturally diverse (50-70% people of color)

  • Incorporates Culture, Art and Nature experiences

  • Mentorship component (peer or younger grade levels)

  • Promotes intergenerational/family events

  • Builds skills, laying ground work for career opportunities

  • Summer internships and summer jobs as a form of career training

  • Inspires students for a higher education pathway

HOW:                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Connecting students to several best practices of green youth leadership

  • Showcasing inspirational keynote speakers

  • Providing hands-on learning experiences & OST inspired leadership, interwoven with conservation, arts & cultural heritage

  • Open Space Technology (OST) is a purpose-driven leadership approach advancing self-organization and discovery

OUTCOME:                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Student groups develop a Plan of Action to impact their community.  Thus, students will make a pledge.  Students will visit the Impact Fair that sheds light on career pathways, internship and job opportunities from out multiple local, state, national and international partners.

SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                    

9:00am- 9:15am

Zuza Bohley, ALEF Education Director Welcome                     

Blessing with music by Rose Red Elk

Spoken word Wake-Up Call to Action with Xiuhtezcatl Earth Guardians

 

9:15am-9:25am          

Share the Love Video, US Forest Service

               

9:25am- 9:40am       

Introduction of Green Amigos: Our Story

Furr High School: A Super School in the Making                  

Permaculture: People Care, Fair Share and Care for the Land

 

9:40am-10:00am       

U CAN Care Circles, Tony Elizondo & Green Amigos

Activity: Coming Together

 

10:00am-10:05am       

Inspirational Video 90 seconds

           

10:05am-10:10am       

Introduction to Open Space Technology (OST), Tony Elizondo

 

10:10am-10:50am       

Activity: Finding our Purpose, Passion,  Plan of Action, Tony Elizondo

 

10:50am-11:30am      

Activity: Spoken Word with Franklin Cruz

 

11:30am-11:40am       

Xiuhtezcatl Keynote Address

 

11:40am-12:30pm    

RYSE Turning Passion into Action, Russell Mendell

 

12:30pm-1:00pm        

Lunch with Graficomovil and Pedal Project

 

1:00pm-1:25pm        

Tem Blessed Hip Hop Climate Youth Action

 

1:25pm-2:00pm        

No Planeta B: Social Media Action, Yocamille Arditi Rocha

 

2:00pm-2:05pm        

Earth Tomorrow, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, TED style talk

 

2:05pm-2:35pm        

OST Round-Up Action Plan

 

2:35pm-3:00pm        

OST Closing Remarks & Zumba