When young people have the opportunity to lead, they’re more likely to take an active role in their communities in adulthood. The impact of Earth Force doesn’t last for a day, a semester, or a year. It lasts for a lifetime.
This year, we introduced new young people to Earth Force and caught up with former participants who are still influenced by their experience today.
Jaclyn and her classmates fought to ensure multifamily housing in Wentzville, MO had access to recycling. They analyzed recycling rates and discovered the amount of litter in their town was increasing and the recycling rate was decreasing. The students worked with a local homeowners’ association and the City of Wentzville to draft a Multifamily Recycling policy impacting all new construction, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen. The new legislation will recycle an additional 473 tons of waste annually!
Asia Dorsey participated in Earth Force until 2009, first as a student and then as a board member. “Earth Force has been a part of my life since before I had braces. It has grown to systematically mobilize multiple stakeholders in creating an environment in which youth and their voices are able to thrive,” says Asia. She now runs her own company, Five Points Fermentation, in Denver, CO, which uses the power of science and community to push the boundaries of sustainable and bio-nutrient rich food production.
You can give young people the opportunity to create change.
We also accept donations via checks, employee match programs, planned giving, and other avenues of support. Please connect with our Development team to learn more.
Checks can be made payable to Earth Force Inc, and sent to PO Box 1228, Denver, CO 80201.