The New Leaders Initiative offers innovative youth programming across the United States, with the goal of engaging, growing, and supporting environmental and social justiceyouth activists so that they can reach the highest version of themselves. The flagship event of the New Leaders Initiative is the Brower Youth Awards, which recognize outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Each year six young people based in North America are awarded a cash prize of $3,000. The public ceremony and national award is hosted by the New Leaders Initiative and presented by Earth Island Institute. On the night of the award ceremony, winners tell their inspiring stories in short documentary videos. They also deliver an acceptance speech about their project or campaign. Leading up to the award ceremony, the New Leaders Initiative provides a weeklong forum that includes mentorship, training, visioning, networking, and career coaching to build skills and capacity to effect change.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes enters its twentieth year of recognizing inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the United States and Canada. Established by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders, aged 8 to 18, who have made a significant, positive difference to people and the environment.
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.
100Kin10’s 2019 Trends Report identifies increasing STEM teacher diversity, greater focus on STEM subjects in early childhood education, and a rise in environmental literacy in response to student activism and interest as trends that will shape STEM education in 2020.