Creating an avenue for students to join the climate movement through education and action in our local community.


MCPS students are equipped with the knowledge and tools to live more eco-friendly lives.

When & Where

In-person at Tilden Middle School
Saturday, April 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*Lunch will be provided to student participants.

Tilden Middle School/Rock Terrace School is a sustainable, state of the art school that achieved a LEED Silver Certification in 2021 from the US Green Building Council. Learn more about its sustainable features.

What is a
Youth Climate Summit?

At the MCPS Youth Climate Summit, middle and high school students will learn about climate change on a personal level through plenary speakers and workshops that demonstrate actionable ways to engage in the climate movement. The Summit concludes with participants being mentored through the process of writing a climate action plan, a project outline they can implement in their school or community.

At the MCPS Youth Climate Summit, students can:

  • Hear the latest research-based, climate change science information, and learn the economic and ecological consequences of climate change
  • Learn strategies to respond & adapt to climate change in Montgomery County and in the process save their schools and communities money
  • Develop a Climate Action Plan to bring back to their school and community
  • Benefit through increased knowledge and development of leadership skills
  • Network with schools across Montgomery County to learn about successful climate action

Event Details & Registration

We're excited for our 3rd year of the MCPS Youth Climate Summit!

Middle and high School students from across MCPS will learn, connect and design action projects that will make a difference in their local community! The MCPS Youth Climate Summit is for middle and high school students who are thinking critically about environmental issues and solutions in their own communities. No experience required. Creative minds are welcome!

2024 Agenda

2024 Confirmed Presenters

Student Participant Registration

MCPS students must use their MCPS account to access the form.

Student Participant Registration Form

Time and Date:

Saturday, April 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Tilden Middle School
6300 Tilden Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

* Lunch will be provided for students participants.


Transportation will be provided by MCPS electric buses with pick up and drop off locations at Montgomery Blair, Seneca Valley, and Paint Branch high schools. More about MCPS' Electric Buses

Adult Volunteers Needed

Who Can be a Volunteer?

Volunteers may be MCPS Staff or community members (18+ yrs old) with an interest in the environment and the ability and desire to work with middle and/or high school students.

Volunteers who are non-MCPS staff must complete all requirements for MCPS volunteers

What do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers attend the Youth Climate Summit on April 13th to assist with maintaining orderly sessions, assist with student activities as needed, and/or help with day-of logistics.

How will Volunteers know what to do?

Join us for an information session before the Summit. Information will be shared with those who sign up using the Volunteer Interest Form below.

Volunteer Interest Form

Our Partners

The MCPS Youth Climate Summit would not be possible without the support of many. The MCPS Youth Climate Summit Steering Committee thanks our sponsors and the many organizations and MCPS teams that guide and support us in this journey.

This event was made possible through a generous grant from

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Climate Education Resources

Local climate-oriented groups

Bethesda Green Environmental Leaders

Group of high school juniors and seniors involved in sustainability writing & research, and environmental projects, and many more!

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Online education driven by MCPS high schools students to provide climate courses and curriculum for interested middle and high school students.

Montgomery County Regional Environmental Affairs Taskforce

Raises awareness on environmental issues and pushes MCPS students to advocate for environmental affairs.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Conservation organization that engages in environmental education, advocacy, and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green (KMCCG)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation that strives to maintain our local community’s environment by educating people on littering, recycling, damage of property, and clean up projects; also involved the Adopt a Road and Adopt a Spot programs.

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(Peer Outreach with Energy Resources)

P.O.W.E.R (Peer Outreach with Energy Resources) is a group of MCPS high school students who create and deliver presentations at Montgomery County Public Libraries on energy efficiency and conservation.

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Montgomery Energy Connection

Montgomery Energy Connection is a network of county government and community partners that provide customized, community-level education on the benefits of energy efficiency, availability of programs, and opportunities for assistance

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