News and Stories

Regional Agencies Seek Photo and Video Submissions from Youth
News Release
Monday, February 4, 2019
Regional Agencies are inviting Bay Area youth to picture the future through the first ever Art on the Horizon: Youth Confronting Climate Change photo and video contest.
Youth Environmental Activism Shines at 2018 YES Conference
Top Stories
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Students from all over the Bay Area gathered for the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on February 24, in Oakland. 

Summer Transportation Jobs for High School Students: Now Accepting Applications for MTC Internship Program
News Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018

MTC is offering high school students around the Bay Area the opportunity to gain professional experience in transportation planning, engineering and related fields through its paid High School Summer Internship Program. The application deadline is March 25, 2018.

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Set for February 24, 2018
Top Stories
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Free day-long regional conference will bring together middle- and high-school students who are passionate about environmental issues.

Follow Youth & the Environment (YES) Conference in Real Time
Top Stories
Friday, February 24, 2017

This Saturday, hundreds of high school students will gather in San Francisco to collaborate on new ideas to tackle climate change in the Bay Area and worldwide.

MTC’s 2016 Interns Welcomed at Orientation
Top Stories
Friday, June 17, 2016

Congratulations were the first order of the day at MTC’s 16th annual High School Internship Program opening event, held Wednesday, June 15th in San Francisco’s new Bay Area Metro Center.

Future Environmental Leaders Make a Stop at the 2016 YES Conference
Top Stories
Friday, February 5, 2016

The next generation of environmentalists and climate change scientists gathered at the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability 2016 Conference—or YES Conference—at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science on January 30, 2016.

Students to Tackle Region’s Environmental & Sustainability Issues at Spare the Air Youth YES Conference
News Release
Monday, December 7, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region are invited to attend the third annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference on Saturday, January 30

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Returns to the San Francisco Bay Area
Top Stories
Sunday, February 15, 2015

The second Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference was a great success.

Students Invited to Attend and Present at Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference
Top Stories
Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPDATE  February 4, 2015…There’s still room at the YES Conference – Youth for the Environment and Sustainability — set for this  Saturday, February 7, at MTC’s Oakland offices, sta


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students at the 2018 YES Conference
YES Conference 2018: Bay Area Students Celebrate Environmental Activism
Photo Gallery
Saturday, February 24, 2018

High school students from all over the Bay Area gathered for fifth annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on Saturday, February 24, at Laney College in Oakland.

YES Conference 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The YES Conference is a free, annual event that brings together middle- and high-school students from the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Sa

Teens Talk Climate Change at YES Conference
Photo Gallery
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Some 500 junior high and high school students from around the region flocked to our offices at the Bay Area Metro Center on the last Saturday in February for the fourth annual

YES Conference Preview: January 30, 2016
Monday, November 30, 2015

Students from around the San Francisco Bay Area will join together to discuss transportation issues, learn how our personal decisions impact climate change, and share ways of encouraging everyone t

North Bay Youths Tell Transit Stories
Friday, November 7, 2014

Teenagers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties love public transit. But don't take our word for it.

Riding the Vine
Friday, October 17, 2014

The youth of Napa County use the Vine to get around the county. From Calistoga to Napa, the Vine is the cheap, fast and convenient way to get around.

The energetic engineers-in-training gather around a model saddle carrier tire.
Oakland Students Are Engineers for a Day
Photo Gallery
Thursday, April 3, 2014

They aren’t old enough to drive across a bridge, but that didn’t deter Lafayette Elementary School fourth and fifth-graders from donning hard hats and safety vests and learning how to build one.

Kindergartners with viewfinders
Students Learn About Construction of Bay Bridge East Span
Photo Gallery
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why is a new East Span of the Bay Bridge being built?