All Delaware high school students are invited free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult teacher or advisor team leader). Capacity is limited.
At the 2024 YES! students will explore many of the most pressing state, national and global environmental issues and engage in steps they can take on campus, in college , in careers, as community activists, and beyond.
At the Clayton Hall Conference Center, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE 19716
Thursday February 29, 2024 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The YES! Summit is free for Delaware high school students and their adult team advisors, including breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. A limited amount of grant support is available for schools where funding can support transportation (bus arrangements are the team's responsibilities). Contact us for details.
LEAP INTO ACTION THIS YEAR!!
7:30 - 8:15am
Visit Exhibitors & Raffle Scavenger Hunt
Wawa Gift Cards to the first 250 students to arrive!
8:15 - 9:15am
Runyi Liu, YES! 2024 Student Coordinator
Rep. Sophie Phillips
Secretary Shawn Garvin, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
Dr. David Donohue
9:20 - 10:10am
BREAKOUT SESSIONS I [see next tab for workshop details]
10:15 - 11:05am
BREAKOUT SESSIONS II [see next tab for workshop details]
11:10am - 12:15pm
Runyi Liu, 2024 Student Coordinator
Kristy Drutman, Browngirl Green & National Environmental Youth Advisory Council (Environmental Protection Agency)
12:15 - 1:00pm
"COOL FOODS" LUNCH
Visit Exhibitors & Complete Raffle Scavenger Hunt
1:10 - 2:00pm
BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS III [see next tab for workshop details]
2:00 - 2:20pm
SCHOOL TEAMS ACTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT
LINK TO SPEAKER DEETS:
Farewell for now. Go forth and make positive change happen!
Complete your Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt and qualify to win Raffle Prizes!
COLLEGES & UNIS
NONPROFITS & AGENCIES
RAFFLE PRIZE DONORS (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN AFTER LAST WORKSHOP!)
Complete your Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt and win awesome raffle prizes:
Schools should use their own permission forms to release students to the Summit
Delaware state code provides that "every student who is enrolled in a public school of this State in grades 6 through 12 shall be allowed 1 excused absence per school year to attend a civic engagement activity, which includes visiting Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. or Legislative Hall in Dover, visiting a site of significant historical or cultural importance, advocating for or testifying on behalf of legislation, or participating in a rally, march, or protest..." For a student to attend a civic engagement event, the student’s parent or guardian must provide written permission to the school principal or designee no later than 3 school days prior to the student’s planned absence. It is incumbent upon each school to determine what is acceptable as written permission, either a letter or email from the parent or guardian, or a form designed by the school or school district.
All participants must download, print, complete and submit the
In order to get the most out of this summit, school team members should coordinate with each other so that at least one member of each team is able to attend each breakout session option in the three session timeslots. Having all members of a school team attend the same breakout sessions is discouraged.
PRE-SUMMIT GREEN SCHOOL SURVEY
Access the Green School survey HERE to begin thinking about the current "green" status of your school campus. The day of the Summit there will be opportunities to reflect on what has been learned and begin planning next steps for your campus to make your school even more green and sustainable. DO TOGETHER AS TEAM ON CAMPUS PRIOR TO 2/29/24