Archive for the ‘Youth Corps’ Category

Students along polluted Duwamish River champion ‘environmental justice’

Published on in Seattle PI

Recently, the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps hosted the 2nd annual Environmental Justice Youth Forum. It is a youth designed event focused on youth sharing with their community about the health of the Duwamish Valley and actions to take to improve the community and environmental health.  These youth are using their voices to speak up for their community – check out this recent article about their efforts.

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The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps are coming for your litter

Published on in The Seattle Globalist

In the Duwamish Valley, there is a high-percentage of underserved, at-risk youth with limited access to any type of youth programming. DRCC/TAG’s Duwamish Valley Youth Corps program aims to address this gap by offering training and environmental education to these youth, as well as a chance to take action and meaningfully address the environmental injustices they face in their communities. Check out what they have been up to in this article from The Seattle Globalist!

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Earth Day challenge: Cleaning up the Duwamish and remaking environmentalism

Published on in Seattle PI

Environmentalism is often seen as an movement for the outdoorsy affluent. Seattle’s recent Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI) is aimed at meaningfully involving the disadvantaged and most disproportionately impacted. This article from Seattle PI discusses the work of DRCC/TAG’s Duwamish Valley Youth Corps and the Equity and Environment Action Agenda.

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Skate park improvement party with Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

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Our DRCC Youth Corps Program has been doing some great work in the community from cleaning the 8th ave trial, working on raingardens, community gardens, Marra farm and more! This Saturday, they will be working on the skate park and are inviting a work party this Saturday to help clean up and plant some trees !… Read more.