This year the 2022 Summer Cohort included Jade Jones, Elzora Robinson, Evelina Torres and Cameron Vasquez. The goals for Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA) to educate, raise awareness, and engage Houstonians in the Resilient Houston and Houston Climate Action Plan, especially in underserved communities.
The Mayor's Office of Resilience and Sustainability's objective was to utilize the Hire Houston Youth (HHY) program to empower HHY interns to become effective YCAs with the knowledge and tools to connect their communities with Resilient Houston and the Houston Climate Action Plan through engaging hands-on workshops and mentorship experiences.
Those interested in future internship opportunities, please see the information regarding Hire Houston Youth below.
The Hire Houston Youth Program is the first city-wide, collective impact postsecondary and workforce effort bringing together dozens of unique, outstanding partners from our diverse city. Youth, age 16–24, are offered seven-week paid summer jobs and internships at the City of Houston, the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. HHY serves as the facilitator to connect youth to local jobs where they are empowered with an "earn and learn" opportunity in Houston's dynamic economy. More information can be found at https://hirehoustonyouth.org/.
To connect or schedule a community engagement event with the Youth Climate Ambassadors during the summer months, contact the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other community engagement opportunities and requests, please e-mail: email@example.com.