The youth-led group It’s Our Future is making its impact known. Over the last few months, it hosted forums with candidates running trustee and president in the Villages of Oak Park and River Forest.

On April 20, It’s Our Future also hosted a presentation by Daniela Raik, a top-level policy analyst with Conservation International who has done a lot of work on policy related to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. During the same program, Suzy Schlosberg, a rising in the youth climate activist movement in Chicago, provided an update on ways other youth can get involved locally. 

It’s Our Future members are also working on short community board presentations that they expect to do over the coming months.