The CLEO Institute Youth Task Force

In addition to our staff and volunteers, an enthusiastic Youth Task Force (YTF) works with us to engage diverse audiences in our mission to bridge the divide between science and society. The Youth Task Force is comprised of motivated high school and college students who meet monthly to create and coordinate climate related efforts. See sample videos of YTF activities and projects here.  


Youth Task Force members with CLEO Founder Caroline Lewis, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mayor of Pinecrest Cindy Lerner

YTF often: 

  • Run social media campaigns
  • Meet with elected officials including local government and school board members
  • Coordinate events like the Pinecrest Gardens Earth Day Festival
  • Organize competitions between local schools, like the Climate Hero Video Contest
  • Develop presentations/assemblies for middle and high schools


The YTF members are expected to:

  • Embrace the CLEO mission and vision
  • Commit to becoming a climate change communicator and engagement facilitator
  • Be able to educate others about environmental issues through civic engagement
  • Meet monthly with CLEO staff
  • Volunteer at local events


Youth Task Force Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee was designed to establish leadership within the Youth Task Force. Each position has its own responsibility, detailed below.

If you are interested in being a part of the Executive Committee, please select the position that interets you most on the application here and answer the question that follows.

President: Communicate with CLEO staff to set meeting dates, plan meeting agendas, and preside over meetings 

Vice President: Assist the chairperson whenever needed; fill in for the chairperson when he/she is unable to perform duties; record attendance at all meetings and events

Corresponding Secretary: Disseminate information to the Youth Task Force including meeting information and social media management

Recording Secretary: Record minutes at each meeting as per the meeting agenda


Join the Youth Task Force: aid in spreading the message of climate change and earn community service hours. 




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The CLEO Institute                                                   at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 284-0908
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