Our World is Changing—Where Does that Leave Our Youth?
Mycelium Youth Network is intended to bridge the gap between the increasing incidents of climate-related disasters and the ability of young people, who will inherit the world, to respond to those challenges with creativity, courage, resilience, hope and real-world practical skills and training.
Blending the traditions and practices of local indigenous people and the technologies of today, our hands-on training empowers young people to face the uncertainty of their future with skills needed to survive and thrive in a climate-challenged world. MYN is ancestrally-grounded, focused on climate resilience, and offers free or low-cost classes to low-income youth in the Bay Area.
MYN offers one-off hands-on educational workshops on specific topics related to climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation. Single workshops last 60 to 90 minute and are a combination of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math.
We offer flexible STEAM programming based in our core content areas. We offer these as 4 - 6 lessons, year-long & programming over summer breaks. Currently we offer the following programs:
Science for Survival;
Clean Air is a Right: Air is Life;
Water is Life: Supporting our Water Eco-systems; and
Gardening for our Health: Food, Soil, and Carbon Sequestration
MYN curriculum and design is based on the practices of youth participatory action research. Given the right tools and planning, youth have the power and adaptability to survive and thrive in a climate challenged world.