Environmental Education for the Next Generation hosts “Investing in Our Youth” Gala and Auction

Posted on May 7 by SEASONS Magazine

Join Environmental Education for the Next Generation (EENG) at the premiere “Investing in Our Youth” Gala & Auction on May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chase Palm Park Plaza. The event will feature a speech by assemblymember Das Williams and a live auction emceed by Geoff Green, executive director of Fund for Santa Barbara.

EENG was founded in 2009 by a group of UCSB undergraduates who saw a gap in children’s education and took the initiative to fill it. The up-and-coming organization sends teams of college-student volunteers out to first and second grade classrooms for an eight-week course designed to impart the importance of sustainability and empower the younger generation to take action. What started with five environmentally minded UCSB students and 25 second graders at Isla Vista Elementary School has now evolved into hundreds of college kids teaching more than 2,300 elementary school children throughout California.

With live music, a live auction and an open bar, this event promises to provide a very enjoyable Mother’s Day. For more information, contact Vanessa Duenas at vanessaduenas@eeng.org or click here.

-Alex Francis

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