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JustME for JustUS

Joined in August 2020

About Us

JustME for JustUS (JMJU) is a collaboration between the Maine Environmental Education Association and Campaign Earth. Born in Summer 2020, JMJU is a new project dedicated to developing a civic engagement and climate justice youth-led network statewide. Our goal is to convene a powerful group of diverse Maine youth who care about the environment and climate justice, connect them with each other and mentors, and provide training and resources needed to be a force in 2021 and beyond. We offer regional listening sessions, trainings, school and campus visits, and youth led strategy development. We strive to shift power and mobilize Maine youth to be critical players in building a just and sustainable Maine. 

This project arose out of a need for a new model that:

  • Prioritizes youth in northern towns and rural Maine communities
  • Builds content for youth that comes out of their specific community and experience
  • Pays young people for their work
  • Focuses on climate justice and civic engagement
  • Builds a sustainable organizing structure so that organizing can continue beyond school
  • Increases representation and diversity in civic engagement and environmental work in Maine
  • Generates hope through examples of youth projects and providing opportunities and tools to make a difference

JustME for JustUS (JMJU) is a collaboration between the Maine Environmental Education Association and Campaign Earth. Born in Summer 2020, JMJU is a new project dedicated to developing a civic engagement and climate justice youth-led…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Race & Ethnicity

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