When: Saturday, February 25, 2017. Registration: 8:30 AM (PST); Program: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
Where: Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Who: Open to high school and middle school teens from the 9 Bay Area counties and their teachers and parents
Registration closes on February 17, 2017
The 2017 YES Conference is a FUN, free-of-charge, annual event that brings together middle and high school students from the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) to discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. The conference aims to raise awareness of how our transportation choices affect our families, our communities, our air and our planet. More importantly, the conference provides a youth-friendly and youth-driven space where students from all walks of life feel energized by each other and empowered to tackle current issues head on. The Youth for the Environment & Sustainability (YES) Conference is a program of Spare the Air Youth, a partnership of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Prizes include: Laptops, tablets, fully loaded gift cards to assist students in their academic careers and or school community leadership activities, bikes, bike helmets, headphones and more!
Incentives for teachers/youth coordinators (drawings): Fully loaded $250 gift cards for your classes if your classes register early, and if you bring your classes, 50 bike helmets for Safe Routes to School Providers