Join us for Listening Session VI: Growing the Movement for Climate Action in Schools. Students, parents, educators, and activists have already found success in pushing schools to take climate action in their communities. Continuing to work for policy change in the education and environmental sectors will require continuing to build the movement to act. This listening session will focus on how we can continue to grow a movement that leads to widespread, sustained changes at all levels to support the education sector in moving toward climate action, solutions, and environmental justice.

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Andrew Brennen is a National Geographic Explorer and Education Fellow supporting youth led movements and organizations around the globe. He is co-founder of the Kentucky Student Voice Team, which helps to amplify and elevate students as partners in improving Kentucky schools including through the successful #PowerballPromise campaign that restored $14 million for low-income student scholarships. Today, the Kentucky Student Voice Team consists of over 150 young people from across the Commonwealth and serves as a national model for how young people can hold educational institutions accountable. Andrew graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jerome Foster II at 18-years-old serves at the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, works as Executive Director of OneMillionOfUs, and studies Computer Science in New York City. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief at the Climate Reporter, and former House Congressional Intern for Congressman John Lewis. Jerome is the first consecutive White House climate striker starting in February of 2019 as a part of Greta Thunberg's International Climate Rallies. Jerome won the World Series of Entrepreneurship for creating a civic-based virtual reality organization called TAU VR which has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.

Anna King has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA, including Oklahoma PTA President. She was elected President-Elect of National PTA in June 2019. Besides PTA, King is also involved in many community activities, including as a Board member of the Douglass Law and Public Safety Academy, OK- MDA School Safety co-lead and Advisory Board member of the WestEd Advisory Board. Anna is a co-owner of a family mobile catering business. She is married to Glenn King, has three children and ten grandchildren. She loves being a nana and child advocate. Anna believes everything is possible for all children and being an inclusive association is extremely important.


Governor Jay Inslee is the governor of Washington state. He is a fifth-generation Washingtonian who has lived and worked in urban and rural communities on both sides of the state. Jay first became involved in public service in 1985 when he and his wife helped lead the effort to build a new public high school in Selah. Motivated to fight against proposed funding cuts for rural schools, Jay went on to represent the 14th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives. He continued serving communities in the Yakima Valley when he was elected to Congress in 1992. The Inslees later moved back to the Puget Sound area where Jay was elected to Congress in 1998, serving until 2012 when he was elected governor. During his time in Congress, Jay became known as a forward-thinking leader, especially on issues of clean energy and the environment. As governor, Jay's top priority is growing Washington's innovative industries such as clean energy, information technology and life sciences, and strengthening existing industries such as aerospace, agriculture, maritime and the military. To prepare young Washingtonians for the economy of tomorrow, Jay launched Career Connect Washington, a transformative initiative to help all our students prepare and train for in-demand jobs.