Young People Power Change

As a young person, you have endless opportunities for making this world a better one. In order to bring about meaningful change, we need all hands on deck. Whether you’re just getting into plastic pollution or you’ve been dedicating yourself to this cause for many years, we’re here to help you connect with your peers, bring your ideas into real life and guide us to a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable.

Wayfinder Society


Take your future in your own hands. Wayfinder Society will guide you through different tools, actions, ideas, and pathways to tackle plastic pollution in your community and in the world at large. Shape your own participation while earning rewards for accomplishing your goals. You’ll also get to network with peers and experts. Build up your Wayfinder resume and earn the Stay Stoked Award as a graduating senior.

Ages 11-18

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The Story of Plastic Documentary


Take your knowledge and activism to the next level. Watch this film with your classmates or friends – virtually of course. Join Wayfinder Society to discover different actions you can take to solve plastic pollution that are in line with your personality.

Send this link to your teacher to set up a virtual screening for your class, or use it to view the film with your family and friends. 

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ExperienceShip


The Experienceship is a hands-on internship designed to give you an educational journey through plastic pollution. Weekly meetings will cover everything from analyzing the solution set and local implications to zero waste culture and our waste management system. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to have a deep understanding of this critical environmental issue and to start applying your skill-set to creating a future where plastic pollution is unthinkable.

18 + or enrolled in college

2020 Fall Session will be run virtually

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​International Youth Summit


A summit designed by young people, for young people and adults working together to take action against single-use plastic consumption. Participants dive into their local projects, share and network with each other,  and work with mentors to further develop their plans. Each year, 10 Summit alumni are selected to become Peer Advisors and lead the following year’s event.

Check back soon for updates about 2021 plans

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​Youth Innovation Forum


When young innovators and plastics experts get together, big solutions emerge. This three-day conference-style event connects youth directly with industry leaders in worldwide plastics manufacturing, recycling and design to explore how technology, business models and waste management improvements can aid in eliminating plastic pollution.

California State University Long Beach | Ages 15-25

Check back soon for updates about 2021 plans

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​Lab Experience


California State University Long Beach students looking for lab experience can receive training for microplastic analysis of surface water samples. Spaces limited.

Program on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.

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You are the change. Youth are the change!

– Kristal Ambrose

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Help us build our community by donating or sharing our resources with a teacher, young person or family member. Together, we can arrive at a future free of plastic pollution.

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