A group of local students will be raising money this weekend to help fund the education of young women in disadvantaged communities.
The fund-raiser, hosted by the Young Environmentalists Society (YES!), will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Sag Harbor Cinema on 90 Main Street.
Members of the environmentally-focused club, which is organized by the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, are raising money to support the Campaign for Female Education, a nonprofit that empowers scholarship among young women within the pan-African community.
“The members of YES! are raising funds to enable a girl in Africa to attend school for one year,” a press release says.
The students will be selling cookbooks featuring favorite recipes and original concoctions, and raffle tickets for prizes that were donated by local merchants.
The Young Environmentalists Society is for young people ages 10 to 16, and was formed by SoFo to create an awareness of the current state of the environment. “The members of the group work together, through experience-based and place-based learning, and through local activism, to develop strategies, individually or together, to create a healthy environment and make a difference in this world,” SoFo says.