Chispa Arizona’s Plantando Semillas is a summer-long civic engagement program for youth in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma Counties. We focus on empowering, mentoring and providing civic engagement opportunities to help young people become climate leaders and advocates for the change they want to see in their planet.

Our curriculum includes topics such as civic engagement, voter registration, organizing and advocacy for environmental justice and how to be great communicators on social and traditional media – all tailored to our youth’s unique needs.

Program Details

30+ Community Service Hours

Semillas will have a chance to acquire more than 30 hours of community service hours.

7-Week Commitment

Participants (Semillas) will attend weekly sessions focused on empowerment, mentoring and civic engagement.

Open to Ages 13-18

The program is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who wish to participate in a meaningful summer program.

10 Youth Per County

Chispa Arizona will select 10 Semillas in each County, Maricopa, Pima and Yuma.

Deadline to Apply

Interested youth must apply by June 2