Scholarship & Workshop Opportunities

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General & BIPOC Scholarships

Maine Youth for Climate Justice is seeking to provide $500 scholarships to MYCJ members and Maine residents this fall. We have scholarships for those with general needs and for those who identify as BIPOC! Applicants must be young adults (which MYCJ considers to be anyone under the age of 30) who are current members of MYCJ or currently living in Maine. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 15, 2022.

 

Application

Please complete the following application and upload a short essay or another medium (video or audio recording) by 11:59pm on October 23rd, 2022. Reach out to jella@mycj.org or info@mycj.org with any questions.

General Application

BIPOC Application

*The LGBTQ+ Scholarships have already been filled

Crafting Your Own Climate Story Workshop

Everyone has a climate change story - Climate change is underway in every community on Earth. You don't need to be a scientist or policy expert in order to share your climate story. You just need to care about the place you live to share your observations of the changes around you and how you're responding to them. Our stories will connect us through understanding the effect the climate crisis is having on our lives and will inspire us to take action to confront the climate crisis.
Join us for this Storytelling Workshop with climate activists, Teaching
Artists, and educators that will lead high school and college students from across Maine in crafting personal climate stories as we share our understanding of our place in the climate crisis.

 

All Sessions are on Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm: October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, (We will take a break for
Thanksgiving week.) November 28, December 5

What is a Climate Story? How do our personal experiences fit into the greater picture of climate change? How can this be shared? We will hear examples of climate stories via video, song, writing, from singer/song writer, Zak Kendall of Golden Oak; a young Telling Room artist; and others. The Telling Room Teaching Artists will get our creative juices flowing with prompts and storytelling games.
We'll examine narrative structure, head data versus heart data, and explore other writing tools as we develop our climate pieces. As a group, we'll practice the art of giving helpful feedback, then revise and polish our pieces to completion, preparing for a final evening of sharing stories.
Each youth participant is eligible to receive $180 stipend for attending the six sessions and sharing their finished story.

 

Contact: info@maineclimateaction.org for more information or SIGN UP HERE

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