Ma’at Youth Academy is dedicated to providing environmental, economic and social justice strategies to urban and low-income communities by developing the leadership skills of its young people through education and advocacy participation in the process of producing meaningful change. To empower urban and low-income youth in environmentally and economically challenged urban communities to change the circumstances of their own lives and that of the communities in which they live through education and participation in research and social action.


To improve public and environmental health in urban areas by developing and modeling multicultural environmental education, promoting economic opportunities for youth and increasing community involvement in environmental protection.