The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme aims to empower students aged 11-25 to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and give them a platform to call attention to these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. There are more than 350,000 young reporters in 45 countries across the world. Through the Foundation of Environment Education, BREEF runs the YRE programme in The Bahamas.
In August 2019, BREEF implemented the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme. The Bahamas is the first country in the Caribbean to offer the YRE programme.
The Young Reporters for the Environment is an amazing programme because it allows young people to utilize social media in an impactful way, expressing their concerns about the environment and proposing solutions. YRE teaches our youth how to communicate effectively by utilizing a cutting-edge approach to disseminate news.”-Allison Longley, National Operator for the Young Reporters for the Environment.
“What motivates me to protect nature is the sustainability of our surrounding for future generations. Nature is often neglected by human beings in today’s world and now it’s survival is becoming such a vital aspect of life; we have to protect it.” – Kaitlyn Archer, age 17. Read more.
YRE Featured Video
Turning the Tide on Marine Plastic Pollution– Small Grants Programme Publication