January 7th, 2020
Education , Press Release
Blue Planet Foundation today announced it is now accepting applications from Kauai high school students to join the second cohort of its climate-focused educational program, Climate Crew. The program will share the latest climate science and data-driven policy tools with a cohort of around 20 youth who are currently in grades 9-12 on the Garden Island.
“We want to empower youth on Kauai to more fully engage in civic activities through our Climate Crew program,” said Griff Jurgens, educational director of Blue Planet Foundation. “Along with learning about the critical climate issues our planet is facing, this program will help students gain confidence and experience that they can carry into the future as an organizer and leader.”
Climate Crew Cohort II will kick off with a mandatory, two-day training workshop on March 19-20 on Kauai (location TBA). Participants will receive exclusive training on civic engagement activities, such as presenting to their community or organizing clean energy campaigns. Plus, they will be linked to local organizations to help work on climate issues. At the end of the program in September 2020, students will be awarded a Climate Crew certificate.
The Kauai cohort will be the second Climate Crew group hosted by Blue Planet. The first cohort kicked off in November 2019 with 11 high school students on Oahu. The students, representing both public and private schools, attended a two-day workshop in Honolulu, where they learned about climate action and advocacy. They are now building their campaigns which they’re expected to complete by June 2020.
From now through Sunday, February 2, interested Kauai high school students can apply on the Climate Crew web page. They will also need to submit a letter of recommendation. More information is available at HawaiiClimateCrew.org.