ABOUT HOUSTON YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE
Houston Youth Climate Strike (HYCS) is a youth-led organization in the Greater Houston Area dedicated to calling for action on the climate crisis through school striking, peaceful protest, and direct action, while simultaneously promoting diversity and equality within itself and the greater climate movement. HYCS harnesses the local youth climate narrative to reject and dismantle the normalization and perpetuation of climate change and systemic oppression, while also empowering and centering marginalized, and underrepresented students and communities.
This team organizes creative efforts at outreach and messaging, such as banner drops, art builds for the actions, creating videos for social media, designing digital posters/advertising, collaborating with Houston-area artists to perform at strikes, producing our own art (of all varieties), and bringing creativity to the climate action strategy.
This team maintains our funds through our Act Blue account, sends fundraising emails and memos, and plans fundraisers.
The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team facilitates inclusivity within all of Houston Youth Climate Strike. Members devise strategies and efforts to best promote and ingrain JEDI values in each team’s actions.
This team coordinates outreach to and communication with the press in order to demonstrate the legitimacy of and spread public awareness around our actions and demands as youth climate activists. They also oversee the publication of our bimonthly newsletter.
This team is responsible for tracking legislation at the state and federal level (such as the Houston Climate Action Plan), organizing lobbying efforts for/against legislation, and planning ways to support climate candidates (phonebanking, blockwalking, etc.). This team will also ensure voter registrars are at every event and will plan voter registration events.
This team of students serves as liaisons for their schools and communities. In advance of a strike, they coordinate with their school's administration and ensure students have transportation to strikes. When not preparing for strikes, this team experiments with creative, fun strategies to recruit members of the broader Houston community.
This team runs all our social media accounts, posting multiple times a week. Posts will include promoting our team’s (and partners’) events and meetings as well as relevant political and social justice content. Those who can make simple digital graphics are encouraged to apply.
to learn more about our past and current actions and about us as an organization, feel free to peruse our newsletters!