Young people and future generations will inherit our warming climate
Their voices are the most impactful in speaking up for the restoration of a world that can sustain them.
Youth leaders around the world
The voices of young people are the most important to our movement, as climate restoration is focused on securing a safe and healthy climate for today’s youth and future generations. Youth Leaders for Climate Restoration (YL4CR) is a train-the-trainer program that educates youth activists and students on climate restoration.
Participants come from around the world, with representatives from 35 countries and counting. Their global perspectives inform the program content, particularly the World Tour webinar series. Youth Leaders can use their new skills to bring climate restoration to their own communities via local chapters, their own advocacy, or other climate organizations.
Join the program
Anyone aged 13-24 is invited to apply to the YL4CR program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and new cohorts begin every six weeks. There is no cost for youth to participate in the program.
Graduates of the YL4CR program come from diverse regions, backgrounds, and perspectives. Learn more about them below.
Andy Jude – Nigeria, Africa
Elsie Jacobsen – USA
Ezekiel Nyanfor – Liberia, Africa
Fithriyyah Iskandar – Borneo, Indonesia
GrÃce Promise Houndafoche – Benin, Africa
Jonathan Jolly – Nigeria, Africa
Kadiatu A Sheriff – Liberia, Africa
Katherine Cano – Colombia, South America
Priya Dominic – India
Ukange Ichivirbee – Nigeria, Africa
Every year, F4CR awards a select few outstanding youth leaders with financial awards to support their ongoing climate restoration activism.
Learn more about this year’s recipients by watching their videos here.
What participants learn & accomplish:
- What climate restoration is and the importance of climate restoration alongside adaptation and mitigation efforts.
- How to speak to different audience members about climate restoration both in-person and virtually.
- How to create a leadership project that demonstrates what they have learned in the program and how to apply it in their home countries.
- Participants become mentors in which they apply what they’ve learned to the next cohort.
- And much more!
Join the Youth Leaders on their tour around the world. In each World Tour event, YL4CR participants outline the climate context of a particular country, describe the climate commitments that the government has made, and point to any advances relevant to climate restoration in that region.
Our next World Tour event will take place on September 17, 2022. Watch this space for an announcement when registration opens to attend.