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The Texas Youth Climate Summit

March 17th, 2009

Hundreds of students from across Texas will converge on Austin in just a few days for the ReEenergize Texas Summit, the largest Texas Youth Climate Summit ever.
There’s a jam-packed agenda and it promises to be a great experience. Check out the details at www.ReEnergizeTexas.org, where you can find all kinds of useful information about participating, including this handy get-out-of-school note!

Date:

Dear [NAME OF TEACHER OR EMPLOYER],

Please excuse [YOUR NAME] from school on March 30th. [YOUR NAME] is attending the ReEnergize Texas Summit, the largest ever Texas Youth Climate Summit involving hundreds of youth from across the state! This conference will provide great training seminars for students and youth. [YOUR NAME] and other young people will learn from the nation’s leading scientists, advocates, and organizers about subjects such as how to solve global warming, how to organize powerful education events, and how to make their voices heard and lobby politicians. This is also a great opportunity for [YOUR NAME] to network and share ideas with other students and young people, and make plans to return to [his/her] community and make a difference!

If you have any other questions or comments, please contact any of the following individuals:

Praween Dayananda [phone numbers omitted from blog posting]
Cassy Rivas
Trevor Lovell

Anna Pierce

Thank you for your help and understanding, and we assure you that your [student’s/employee’s] time will not be wasted.

-The ReEnergize Texas Team

The League doesn’t encourage any students to miss school without reason. But we also think that students will learn more in a day of advocacy and lobbying at the summit than they might on a typical school day.