Each spring, AYEA youth delegates gather to gain skills in communication, advocacy, and the democratic process. Teens meet with their legislators, advocate for the bills and topics they care about and develop their power to influence positive change. The Civics & Conservation Summit is a transformational experience that prepares young people to make real change on the issues that they are most passionate about.

For the 2024 Civics & Conservation Summit, we are limiting participation to our 2023 attendees. If you are interested in applying in the future, please email us to be looped into future opportunities!

Third Friday of March each year to the following Tuesday:

  • 2024: March 15-19
  • 2025: March 21-25
  • 2026: March 20-24
The Summit takes place on Lingít Aani, in Juneau, Alaska—our state capital!

Teens who participated in our 2023 Youth Organizer Summit are invited to apply for the 2024 Civics & Conservation Summit.

Typically, we open our applications for teens  ages 13-18 from both rural and urban Alaskan communities. We encourage 2-3 youth to apply from each community. Experience is not necessary, interest is! If you are interested in applying to participate in future Civics & Conservation Summits, please email [email protected] to be looped into future opportunities.

Summit Application (closed)

Scholarships for travel are available to delegates flying into Juneau. Lodging, meals, and transportation will be provided during the summit. If you have questions or concerns about participating, contact AYEA staff at [email protected]


Contact Leila Pyle, AYEA Program Manager
Email: [email protected]

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