Join the World’s First Climate Gap Year.
A hands-on leadership program for young people interested in exploring the world, and immersing themselves in climate impacts and solutions.
FOCUS is selecting 30 of the brightest, most passionate young students from urban and rural America, to take a FOCUS Climate Gap Year in Spring 2019 in India and Fall 2019 in China and South America. Not only will you get a world class educational experience, but you will join a diverse alumni network that is already working in every corner of the problem to accelerate solutions.
If you’re unique, open minded and willing to take the unconventional path. Plus, have the tenacity and grit to roll up your sleeves and collaborate on the ground. You’re ready to join the world’s first Climate Gap Year.
Climate Impacts Everything.
We need bright young minds now.
The effects of climate change are accelerating. It impacts every aspect of our lives. We need a new approach to getting young people involved on the ground so they can gain the skills and perspective they need to change the world.
By living in communities experiencing the impacts and those implementing solutions, you will learn about the wide range of skills and challenges that any climate action requires: collaboration, science, technology, policy and legislation, storytelling, media and energy.