San Antonio Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for Climate Initiatives Application Opens Until Sept. 18

it’s important to give young people a platform to share their concerns, their ideas, and their hopes for the city where they study and live. 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 – Motivated high school students interested in engaging in community issues around climate change, environmental policy, and/or environmental justice are encouraged to apply to Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Youth Engagement Council for Climate Initiatives, convening this fall and working throughout the 2020–2021 school year. 

Applications for the council are open now through September 18, 2020. The Council will be representative of the diverse and growing population of San Antonio, consisting of youth from across the metropolitan area. Students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. As members of the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council, students will learn about sustainability, city planning, and how this relates to improving their community’s health and well-being, as well as have extensive opportunities for professional development, sharpening communication skills, and networking.

Who should apply: high school students interested in government, environment, climate change, policy and environmental justice can apply. 

How to apply: complete the application at

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