As a high school environmental club we felt successful when other organizations reached out through local networks to collaborate. We now have two members participating in a youth partnership initiative project where mentors meet with us on a regular basis and teach us useful skills such as how to run effective meetings and how to translate vision into action. It’s really exciting that other organizations have heard about us, found us valuable enough to provide support and had resources available to help us increase our capacity. It really made us feel like our work was being recognized. Because of this there’s a lot more connections in our community and we are even working with an organization to hold a fundraiser to engage as many high school students as possible to promote environmental action. It feels great to work with other organizations to show that youth want to make a difference and are game to help out and spread the word.