FAQ for High School Students

Power Shift 2016 Northeast
Power Shifters after the art build & Solidarity Salon at Power Shift 2016 Northeast


Join young climate and social justice activists from all over the Midwest for a weekend of workshops, trainings, speakers, and movement building! Power Shift 2016 is a place for youth and Millennials to get energized and inspired, make connections with the other young leaders at the forefront of these fights, and have a transformational weekend at Power Shift Midwest 2016.

Many of the attendees at Power Shift tend to be college students or college-aged youth, but the program and networking opportunities available at Power Shift will be useful for any young person interested in building a movement to fight climate change and build a just, clean energy-powered future.

If you're a high school student interested in coming to Power Shift 2016 Midwest, here's all the key info you need to know! You can also view our general FAQ for all regional Power Shifts here.

Where and when is Power Shift Midwest happening?

Power Shift Midwest is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, at the Wayne State University Student Center (5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, Michigan).

Is there housing available for high school students?

Yes! There will be sleeping bag accommodations available on church or community center floors for high school students and their chaperones. Details will be coming soon. Please email [email protected] to stay up to date.

How do I get to Power Shift Midwest?

There is a Ride-Share Board on Facebook, which is open to everyone going to Power Shift. If you can self-organize a driver and vehicle for your high school group, you’re welcome to reach out there and ask for extra passengers to fill your car (either specifically other high-school students, or a general ask). You are also welcome to request rides if you’re comfortable, and you can reach out to Akilah Sanders-Reed if you’d like more information on the driver. You can also use this page to coordinate airplane or bus buddies if you’re not carpooling, so you’re traveling alone.

Transportation and conference tickets are expensive. Can Power Shift help me?

Yes - there are plenty of scholarships available, so please apply! We want to help you get to Power Shift.

Will there be programming specifically for high school students at Power Shift?

We hope to have a social space for high school students to meet one another, reflect on their experiences, and hang out. This may take place over dinner or after conference programming.

How do I stay up to date on Power Shift Midwest?

The most important thing is to make sure you are registered for Power Shift! Once you're registered, you should also text MIDWEST to 228466 and join the Facebook event to make sure you stay up to date.

I still have so many questions! Who can I talk to?

Check out our general FAQ for all regional Power Shifts here. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to Akilah Sanders-Reed at [email protected].