Welcome to our Nomination Portal.

Do you know a bright young person looking FOR a different approach to their education and climate CHANGE?

Nominations are an exciting way to help young people learn about new opportunities they may haven't considered before.

While FOCUS always accepts direct applications on a rolling basis, we also love learning about potential participants through our Nomination Portal.

Young leaders who are nominated and accepted to a FOCUS Climate Gap Year program will get to live abroad as part of a 10-person cohort. They will be able to earn college credit while learning from and volunteering with some of the best climate experts in that country. And upon returning from their climate gap year with us, they will receive ongoing mentorship and support as part of our alumni network as they continue navigating their education and early career choices.  

Please use the form below to nominate a young person (ages 17-24) who demonstrates an interest in advancing their own leadership skills and global awareness around climate change and renewable energy issues. We are looking for young people who have a deep sense of curiosity. People who can see past the politics of climate and are interested in an experience of a lifetime that will lead to an impactful career that builds stronger, more resilient communities.  


Climate change is one of the most complex challenges facing communities across the globe today, and an excellent lens through which future leaders can learn about themselves, their peers, and a range of other things like the economy, politics, farming, manufacturing, science, innovation and building community.