Youth Challenge International (YCI) is proud to offer the Youth Climate Leadership Program, a 6-month incubator program that supports youth Climate Leaders championing the climate movement as they build their own skills and community-based initiatives. Generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this program is specially designed to enhance participants’ professional development skills while supporting their climate solutions. In October, we onboarded our first cohort of 30 Climate Leaders with their projects. Over the next 2 years, YCI will support 160 unique climate action projects led by young people through this programming.
As part of the program, Climate Leaders will receive comprehensive training on how to build leadership skills and strategically design sustainable, climate-focused projects while deepening their understanding of climate science, design thinking and traditional ecological knowledge. Climate Leaders will also have access to customized coaching and mentorship in addition to financial support to help grow their skills and climate initiatives.
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