Youth in Action
CWEET has a special love of working with youth. Early on we developed a Youth Media group who created spoof videos about the 100 years of pollution. They had the privilege of working with members of Bread and Puppet Theatre to create life sized puppet heads of fish representing the Pigeon River. In 2018 a new teen youth group was created called Kids with Pinecones that CWEET has sponsored and supported. KWP has created art workshops to fund tree planting, held trash pick-ups in Hartford and GSMNP, facilitated direct action to raise public awareness on climate change, and created healthy social interactions for their age groups. CWEET and KWP are planning to facilitate a Teen Hideaway at the Get Off the Grid Fest in Chattanooga in August 2021. Panel discussions, art activities, personal growth, and activism will be explored in a youth-directed atmosphere.