2009 goBeyond Youth Action Gathering

***taken from the goBEYOND website. Visit the website.***

The goBeyond Youth Action Gathering is a week-long peer-to-peer programs led by BC's top youth organizers. Develop your grassroots organizing and leadership skills, network and bond with fellow students, engage in fun activities in the great outdoors and enjoy great cooking! This training camp will bring together 50 youth from the ages of 14-30 and will give students the tools to run the Sustainbale High Schools Project and goBeyond. This camp is sure to help you start September off with a bang! Where: Deas Island Park, Richmond BC When: August 28th - September 3rd Cost: $250, with busaries available


  • THE ABC's OF CLIMATE ACTION and SUSTAINABLY at your school: The camp will give you an overview of how to talk about climate change and sustainability issues, an opportunity to learn about pressing issues, the skills to talk to administrators, and an understanding of both the Sustainable High Schools project, and goBeyond.
  • GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING: How to start and run an effective youth organization. We cover everything from recruitment, to running a meeting, to developing new leaders to ensure that your organization continues once you graduate.
  • CAMPAIGN STRATEGY & PLANNING: How to plan, implement, and run an effective environmental campaign.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS: How to define your message and get it across confidently and persuasively to the media, to fellow group members, and to the public.
  • GUEST SPEAKERS: Meet some amazing special guests--from leaders of environmental organizations, to government officials to union organizations
Of course, the program isn't all work and no play. In addition to the main focus of the program, you can expect to enjoy:
  • Most locations enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a serene location
  • Hikes, games, and energizing evening activities
  • Delicious vegetarian cooking
  • The company and friendship of like-minded youth
For more information, please contact yag@campusclimatenetwork.org