Young Environmental Leaders

Would you like to get involved in the environmental movement and identify as a youth or young professional? Join our community of Young Environmental Leaders (YEL) focused on empowering a younger generation into the Sierra Club Ohio community!  

This statewide group is for those who don’t know where to start in their environmental journey, would like to explore new ideas and interests, and meet others from across the State. In this dedicated space, we will provide opportunities for coordination of Ohio campaigns, learning and training activities, leadership development, and interaction to grow personally and explore becoming an environmental champion! 

There are so many passionate and talented young people throughout our state that want to make a difference and create change. Those who don’t know where to start or don’t feel comfortable working in the traditional networks that are out there. By building the YEL group we plan to create a space to empower young people to become leaders, and to bridge the gap between working on our campuses and in our communities to engaging on a statewide level. We want to help individuals grow, create learning opportunities, and take action on environmental justice issues through this dedicated network of Young Leaders.

Current Internal Planning Team Members:
Ty Dawson: co-lead, Columbus
Aana Shenai: Cincinnati
Annaleigh Koch: Akron
Divija Kandru: Dublin
Kylie Hanson: Columbus
Maggie Mullaney: Columbus
Nina Jeffries: Cleveland

Our goal is to encourage young leaders of all backgrounds to engage in activism and increase the diversity of our volunteer base in Ohio while providing a space for everyone to be heard and feel welcome. Join us to create a space to fight for justice, learn about environmental issues, and create a diverse community!

Virtual Magazine Issues:

YEL Virtual Magazine March '23.pdf9.5 MB


YEL Logo page