Seining with Lamont-Doherty 2023

Monitoring the Hudson River ecosystem at Lamont-Doherty Hudson River Field Station

Eileen Fisher Waste No More

Learning about sustainable fashion at the Eileen Fisher Waste No More Factory

Community Needs Assessment YCA 2023

Conducting a community needs assessment for service project planning

Dominican University Tour YCA 2023

Visiting Dominican University and learning about the Environmental Studies Major

CCE Suffolk Marine Lab

Visiting the CCE Suffolk Marine Lab to learn about shellfish and habitat restoration

Clarkstown Solar Field YCA 2023

Learning about renewable energy at the Clarkstown Solar Field

Youth for Climate Action

Are you a high school student concerned about climate change?

Do you want to make a meaningful difference here in Rockland County?

Join the Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action, where you can enhance your knowledge of the issues, develop leadership skills, and work with your peers to address climate change.

What is the Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action Program?

Youth for Climate Action gives high school students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to address climate change in Rockland County. After a series of interactive sessions, trips, and connections with local organizations, members work together to create and implement service projects to address climate concerns and promote positive change.

Through this program, participants:

  • Explore climate change issues on a global and local scale through demonstrations, talks and community science projects
  • Visit local sites including a solar field, parks, creeks, piers, and more!
  • Design, create, and implement a service project centered on climate change
  • Connect with peers and community leaders


High School Students (Grades 9-11) who live in or attend school in Rockland County. We are especially looking for youth who work well in a team, are passionate about climate change issues, and are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.


CCE Rockland and various sites in Rockland County and surrounding areas.

2023 - 2024 Tentative Program Schedule:

  • Thursday, December 21, 6pm - 7pm: Orientation
  • Thursday, January 4, 6pm - 7:30pm: Global Climate Change
  • Thursday, January 11, 6pm - 7:30pm: Local Climate Action
  • Thursday, January 18, 6pm - 7:30pm: Climate Activism and Communication
  • Thursday, February 8, 6pm - 7:30pm: Introduction to Public Presentations
  • Thursday, February 15, 6pm - 8pm: Service Project Planning
  • Tuesday, February 20, 10:30am - 11:30am: Sustainable Fashion- Eileen Fisher Waste No More Factory Tour
  • Thursday, February 29, 6pm - 8pm: Public Presentations: Sharing with Peers
  • Saturday, March 2, 9am - 12pm (Optional): 4-H Public Presentation Event
  • Thursday, March 14, 6pm - 7:30pm: Service Project Coordination - Meet with Community Partners
  • Thursday, March 21, 6pm - 7:30pm: University Tour
  • Friday, March 29, All Day: Hydroelectric Power and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Thursday, April 10 & 11, 4:15pm - (approx.) 6:15pm: The American Eel Project
  • Thursday, April 18, 5pm - 6pm: Solar Field Tour
  • Thursday, May 2, 6pm - 7:30pm: Composting
  • Thursday, May 23, 6pm - 7:30pm: Service Project Review & Presentations
  • Thursday, May 30, 5pm - 7pm: Community Celebration

Last updated August 24, 2023