Youth Energy Summit (YES!) named as a 2017 MN Ethical Leadership Award Recipient

Synergy & Leadership Exchange has named Youth Energy Summit (YES!) as a 2017 Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award recipient.  Many outstanding applications were considered, but only three were selected for recognition.  According to the award letter, the blue-ribbon panel was impressed with the character and ethical leadership development exhibited by the YES! students. One of the judges commented, “I liked the experiential learning and how... [Read More...]

Solar Boating at Glencoe-Silver Lake

    The Glencoe-Silver Lake YES! Team has been working on a project that reduces the dependence on fossil fuels and is a zero-emission vehicle to boot. Our team is in the final assembly of building a one person solar boat. The team will be competing at the MRES Solar Boat Regatta May 20th at Lake Riley. The objective of our project was to create and demonstrate a non-polluting way to enjoy our lakes and rivers while also being powered... [Read More...]

Winter Workshop 2017

Submitted by: Jim DeVries, Northeast YES! Coordinator On March 31st teams from Virginia and Carlton participated in a waste reduction winter workshop.  The day started out at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) where Chelly Thompson, the Associate Director of operations, gave us a wonderful tour.  Over the past ten years the DECC has made a commitment to reduce their impacts on the environment by strategically discouraging waste... [Read More...]

YES! Welcomes Coordinator Michelle Isaacson

YES! is welcoming a new member to our staff – Michelle Isaacson is the newest YES! Coordinator.  We are excited for Michelle to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with the YES! Program as a Coordinator for the Southern MN teams while working out of Ney Nature Center in Henderson!  Here is what Michelle has to say: Hello everyone! I am looking forward to all the great experiences I can share with my teams as I begin the journey as YES! Coordinator... [Read More...]

YES! Bids Farewell to Coordinator Katelyn Bocklund

YES! Coordinator Katelyn Bocklund bids farewell to YES! as her last day was January 6th. We have been fortunate to have Katelyn as a part of our staff and wish her the best with her future adventures. Katelyn reflected on her time with YES! and shared the following: As I think about the last couple years Katelyn and her furry side-kick, Jasmine serving as a YES! Coordinator and most recently as Communications Specialist, my mind is filled with great... [Read More...]

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