National Speaker’s Bureau

Inspire young people!

Spice up your adult conference!

Learn from the younger generation!

No matter the age of attendees at that meeting or event you are planning, you can energize the occasion with the insight of a polished young leader. Spreading the youth environmental movement message is part of our mission, and we are appreciative of every opportunity to do so.


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Who are your youth speakers?
Our national youth speakers bureau is staffed by articulate young people who already possess enviable resumes. All have advanced speech training and have surfaced as stars on the local speaking circuit.

What experience do they have?
Examples of past engagements range from conference keynotes and sessions, to university lectures, panel moderations, and school assemblies.

What do they speak about?
Topics or themes are customized for each event within the scope of our mission to empower young people to be leaders of environmental and social change in Earth’s communities. The youth role in urban forestry, the key to empowering youth, and leadership are commonly requested for audiences of kids or adults.

What about travel arrangements?
Sometimes grant funds are available to cover travel expenses associated with speaking engagements, but generally our hosts take care of this.

How much is the speaking fee?
We have no established fee schedule for speakers, but we do expect an honorarium to support our work according to the host’s resources. $1,000 for a two day trip is not uncommon, but we have also been paid in promises to plant trees.

How do I book a speaker?
Please remember that in addition to being environmental and social leaders, all youth speakers are also very busy students. The more advance notice we are given, the greater the chance that the perfect speaker for your event can be engaged. Your preferences should be expressed as early as possible to

What if a youth speaker is not available?
In very limited instances we may provide an adult speaker for you, or connect you with an adult speaker closer to your geographic location. “Backseat Driving, The Adult Role in Youth Led Programs,” is one topic always presented by an adult.

To empower young people to be environmental leaders