Action for Conservation

Youth Environmental Ambassador Programme

Building on our work in schools in disadvantaged urban areas and our residential camps, our Ambassador Programme provides bespoke support to young people with leadership potential to develop the confidence, skills and tools to have a voice in environmental decision-making and take action for nature.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1157297)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£30,212

Donations

64

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

73% of young people are worried about the state of the planet. We know they have a strong desire to take action, but often lack inspiring opportunities and the skills and confidence to take the first step. Just when we need them most we risk losing and alienating the next generation of environmental volunteers, supporters and professionals. We need young people from all backgrounds to feel connected to nature and empowered to protect it, if we are to have any hope of building a greener future.

Solution

Our programme offers 12 months of mentoring, support, action-based events, skill-based training, media opportunities and tailored project support, that inspires and empowers young people to lead change and become powerful youth voices for nature nationally. With their sense of agency and commitment to action, Ambassadors serve as a powerful example of the value of a youth movement for nature, encouraging the sector to embed youth-decision making and involvement in environmental action.

  • “I became involved with Action for Conservation because they support young people to explore why they care about nature through going on camps, doing activities and engaging in public speaking like this! We are encouraged to be critical thinkers, and not accept everything we read or hear around us."

    — Princess, AFC Alumnus of Ambassador Programme (and previous AFC Youth Trustee)

  • “The thought of making a change, feeling connected to nature, using my skills, knowledge and privilege for good motivates me to pursue a career in conservation.”

    — Katherine, AFC Ambassador