Mennonite Creation Care Network is challenging young people to actively care for the planet through its Generation Z Energy and Spirit Challenge, which runs through April 2024. Jennifer Halteman Schrock, director of Mennonite Creation Care Network, describes the challenge as “a friendly competition to embrace our Anabaptist calling as earth keepers, reduce our carbon footprints, nurture environmental leadership, and utilize and bless the gifts of youth and young adults.” The challenge is primarily aimed at young MC USA constituents born between 1997 and 2012, known as Generation Z.

Participants who will graduate from high school in the classes of 2024, 2025, 2026 or 2027, and who are accepted at one of the following MC USA-affiliated schools will receive a $1,000 Energy and Spirit Grant as part of their financial aid package: Bethel College, Bethel, Kansas; Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio; Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana; and Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas.

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