Do you know high school students who are interested in being climate leaders? Spare the Air Youth wants to encourage innovative activities led by High School Students that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources related to transportation.

Spare the Air Youth works with youth providers across the nine-county Bay Area to support High School Teams in leading activities that encourage student use of active and shared transportation options including walking, biking, carpooling, and taking transit.

Stay in touch to learn more! High School Mini Grants have been selected and awarded for 2019-2020 to support Spare the Air Youth outreach goals. Spare the Air Youth is working with local program providers to evaluate how to continue supporting high school efforts throughout the Bay Area.

Information about future grant opportunities will be posted when available. Sign up here to be added to our distribution list. 


The main goals of Spare the Air Youth’s High School outreach include:

  1. Increase peer-to-peer encouragement for active and shared transportation options for a diverse group of students

    • Enable students of color, students who identify as women, trans, and/or non-binary, and students from lower income backgrounds to participate in the program.

    • Provide geographically-distributed participation around the San Francisco Bay Area.

  2. Increase opportunities for students to learn leadership skills through a service-learning approach

    • Support local student groups in implementing education/outreach programs to reduce drive-alone trips and educate their peers about the benefits of active transportation.

    • Teach students how to collect and calculate data from C02 reductions and impacts.

  3. Increase youth leadership development throughout the region

    • Increase high school student involvement in environmental/sustainability-related clubs.

    • Provide opportunities for student-led initiatives and campaigns.

  4. Partner with the Youth for Environment and Sustainability Conference to engage more students and provide a platform for participants to communicate the meaningful impact of their work.


Spare the Air Youth is a Climate Initiatives Program


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