Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) encourages, prepares, and challenges young people from diverse backgrounds to be advocates for environmental and social change. I-YEL is initiated, designed, and coordinated by youth, who receive support and training in planning and implementing projects that create positive change in their communities.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pollution Palooza update!
Created and designed by Nathaniel Ng
We’re back with an update on our annual YEL Project,
In the weeks
leading up to our event, we've split our team into four committees: Planning, Outreach,
Video, and Building team—each working hard to make this event one to remember.
Team has spent endless Saturdays figuring out the logistics, scheduling, and
planning for our event. They've made countless revisions on our mission
statement and schedule, making sure the day will run as smooth as possible.
Team has contacted numerous people through phone calls and emails requesting
donations and organizations to table at our event. They've also updated many of
our social media profiles including the I-YEL Facebook page (which you should
totally check out), as well as created the logo!
has been in charge of documenting our entire project; from deciding our topic
and building our event, to the day of the actual race, they've captured it all
And to put
the actual race together, Building Team has gone out looking for supplies and
is ready to get down and dirty making the blueprints come to life!
We will be
hosting our event on May 10, 2014 (from
10am-3pm) at the Crissy Field Center, where participants can run an obstacle
course addressing different forms of pollution including but not limited to:
air, light, visual, and noise pollution. There will also be a Pollution
Pavilion, where participants can learn more about the harmful effects of
pollution, and how to take part in easy, day-to-day solutions!
We invite all
of you to put on your sneakers, sweats, and come on down to participate in our
fight against pollution!
Make sure you preregister for our event, and don't forget to fill out the waiver form! (18 and under waivers here) Drop-ins are welcome but forms must be signed to participate.
Hope to see
you in a month!
P.S. Our event is completely FREE for all participants, and come back around 3 for a chance to win prizes! Our Event Preview!!