Are you ready to make a difference that really makes a difference?
Each year, Bioneers works to bring more and more youth to the conference. This year, thanks to your generosity, we brought nearly 500 youth and mentors on scholarship including 215 Indigenous Youth. Bioneers is building a cultural bridge for diverse youth to be an active part of our creative sphere of solutions and kinship. We offer opportunities for youth to make the connections and to develop the skills to empower their activism for a more just and healthier world. A majority of the youth delegates at Bioneers attend on scholarship, and we are proud to provide dedicated, empowering, interactive programming that is relevant to their lives.
Now, thanks to a generous matching grant from the Pond Foundation, we can bring even more youth to next year’s event.
But we need your help!
We are just $7,000 short of our $27,000 matching grant goal. If we reach $27,000, the Pond Foundation will match it!
This grant will only match funds raised by brand new Bioneers donors. So if you’ve been coming to Bioneers and haven’t donated before, this is your chance to make a difference that really makes a difference.
We need to make this goal by December 31!
With your help, we think $7,000 is completely achievable.
Did you know that the Bioneers Youth Leadership program was created by famed environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill? Julia recorded this message for us to share with you about why the Bioneers Youth Leadership Program is so vital.
Bringing Indigenous Youth to Bioneers is a singular part of this effort. We’ve been fortunate to raise funds to bring them on scholarship as well.
Alvin Dahozy (Diné/Navajo) shared the story of how he brings Native American youth to Bioneers every year as part of his work at Rez Refuge. Here’s his story:
I personally support Bioneers, and I hope you’ll join me in this sacred compact.
Remember: We have until December 31st to reach our goal.
Thank you for helping bring more youth than ever to Bioneers!
Joshua Fouts, Executive Director