Since 2000, the Brower Youth Award, the flagship event of the New Leaders Initiative program, has recognized outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. The public ceremony and national award is hosted by the New Leaders Initiative which is housed at Earth Island Institute. Each year, six young people based in North America are awarded the Brower Youth Award and a 3,000 cash prize. Our winners join a growing movement of young awardees who are recognized for their sustainable projects, innovative ideas, and informed analyses. The goal of Brower Youth Awards is to identify, engage, grow and support youth environmental leadership. This goal is met by raising the profile of young emerging activists at the ceremony. This includes the production of a documentary for every winner, media training, mentorship, visioning and leadership coaching. Following each Brower Youth Award, our alumni services includes professional skill building, webinars, coaching, networking events, workshops, community partnerships, and providing access to resources and relationships to lead and sustain effective campaigns and projects.