Sept 2022 Newsletter - Back-to-School Newsletter: New resources, workshops, mentorship from Be the Change!


After a productive and creative summer at Be the Change, we couldn't be more excited for the new school year!

Over the summer, we worked with six Program Assistant to update and augment our Student Leadership for Change library of learning resources. 

Teachers, here’s just a taste of the improvements within SLC: to better navigate the SLC library, check out our new walk-through video! To guide students in meaning learning on the UN SDGs, explore our SDG Unit, with updated powerpoints, lesson plans, and a student action tracker. And your students will love our re-branded Community Building Action Pack – perfect for students after several years of pandemic isolation. 


We’re also excited to launch the new school year by offering two workshops for students ages 10-18 – facilitated in-person in Metro Vancouver or virtually across BC.

Climate Ambassador workshops: Student facilitators from the UBC Climate Hub, only a few years older than their high school peers, facilitate these climate storytelling workshops, creating a powerful space for peer-to-peer sharing and growth. Our partnership with the Climate Hub is now in its fourth year! 

Water is Life workshops: Water is life is 2-part workshop designed to deepen students’ understanding of the climate crisis and threats to freshwater, and engage them in taking meaningful action. The workshops integrate the UN SDGs and weave in Indigenous perspectives. 

Finally, we’re thrilled to launch Youth for Climate Justice, a new climate justice program aimed at empowering youth teams to  launch climate justice projects in their communities. BTCEA will provide diverse teams of youth with mentorship, training and funding to create projects that advance equity and address major sources of GHG emissions. Stay tuned for more updates as this innovative program gets going this fall! 

Our work at Be the Change is made possible by generous donations from our community. Please make a tax-deductible donation today! 


George Radner (he/him)

Executive Director

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