CEC is committed to preparing the next generation of environmental activists by recognizing, encouraging and mentoring young people who demonstrate an interest in sustainability and climate protection. To that end we support three continuing programs: a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors, an environmental film festival for students in grades 4-12 and the Youth Climate Ambassadors program for high school students.
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CEC supports scholarships for students graduating from Burlingame High School who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and are planning college studies and careers in sustainability.

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CEC collaborates with the San Mateo County Offices of Education and Sustainability in offering the Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA) Leadership Program, which helps aspiring high school environmental advocates gain skills and knowledge.

CEC Student Film Fest

Students in grades 4-12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County can express their ideas about the environment in short videos, share them with the community and win prize money!