Climate action group accepting youth ambassador applications

Feb 8, 2023 The Marietta Times

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action (MOVCA) is now accepting applications for its Youth Climate Ambassador program for the coming school year. Students in the Mid-Ohio Valley who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible to apply.

Climate ambassadors will implement a community environmental project over the course of the academic year in either their school or the larger community to address a climate-related issue. MOVCA provides up to $250 for project expenses.

Projects will be proposed by the students based on their interests and developed with support from MOVCA’s program coordinator and a teacher-mentor. The program will also help students develop the organizational and leadership skills needed to carry out a long-term environmental project. Upon completion of the program, MOVCA will award a $150 cash stipend to the student for their work.

Applications for the program are being accepted now through March 31. Students do not need to have developed a project idea for the application, but they should have a genuine interest in the issues of climate and the environment. The application form, as well as a summary of current projects being implemented by the 2022-2023 ambassador cohort, is available online at

Students who submit an application will be contacted around the beginning of April to schedule an interview, and new ambassadors will be notified by the end of April, exact date TBD.

For more information, please contact the program coordinator at