Youth Leadership Council

Applications for the 2018 class of YLC open through April 13, 2018. Apply today!

EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a platform for today’s emerging trailblazers and visionaries in the environmental space. Comprised of diverse leaders, ages 15-22, each YLC member has demonstrated an ability to engage and mobilize their peers and their communities to change the world. Through EarthEcho’s platforms, YLC members are empowered to develop programs and conduct outreach to youth around the world. Members also support our work to empower young people to change our planet by providing valuable insight and expertise from a youth perspective to the development of our programs and work. 

As part of our work to cultivate young environmental leaders, YLC members have the unique opportunity to serve in an advisory capacity and gain an understanding of the operations of an international non-profit organization. In this role YLC members help expand the impact of our programs, interact with leaders in the fields of conservation and education, gain access to resources to explore personal conservation interests, and have the opportunity to serve as a youth member on EarthEcho’s Board of Directors. 

Meet our YLC Members

We’re proud to work with this outstanding group of young leaders who help drive our work to empower their peers around the globe to take an active role in protecting our planet.

Julie Fukunaga     Sohil Shah     Aisha Al-Dulaimi

John Bandek     Evan Barnard     Olivia Blondheim

Trevor Burke     Katelyn Higgins     Gloria Li

Hannah MacDonald     Mia Nixon     Oscar Psychas

Delaney Reynolds     Carolina Rios     Ruby Rorty

Shania Santana     Becky Shelton     Elizabeth Sherr

D’amy Steward



EarthEcho YLC members play an active role in their communities, taking action around the issues they care about, and work collaboratively to mobilize their peers to protect our planet. Read highlights of their recent campaigns and efforts.


Get Involved

Are you a young person who is passionate about protecting the planet? Our YLC invites you to connect with their efforts and campaigns throughout the year. To learn more, sign-up for our newsletter or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be the first to hear about YLC initiatives and how you can activate your peers to join in these efforts. 

If you are between the ages of 15-22 and interested in joining the YLC, learn more and apply here