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Foresight Prep at Oberlin is a summer, pre-college/college preparatory enrichment program focused on sustainability and leadership development. For high school students concerned about issues of environmental sustainability and social equity, interested in pursuing careers as changemakers or creating social change across business, government in the nonprofit sector. Exploration of potential education and career paths. Networking with established leaders and practitioners. Focus on sustainable business, food (including food security, food access, local foods, agribusiness, etc.) and Essential Resources (energy, water and land, including stormwater runoff, green infrastructure, energy efficiency, advanced energy, green buildings, environmental justice, climate justice, climate change and more). For high school students, youth. Scholarship support for students of color, low income, promoting geographic, economic and racial diversity in environmental and sustainability movements. Collaboration between Oberlin College and Foresight Design Initiative, respected leaders in experiential and social-change oriented education. 

Update: Deadline extended—apply by May 1!
(Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis—students encouraged to apply
ASAP to ensure space in their preferred course is available). 

 


2016 Courses

The Future of Business June 19–July 2

The Future of Business
June 19–July 2

The Future of Cities June 19–July 2

The Future of Cities
June 19–July 2

The Future of Foods July 3–July 16

The Future of Foods
July 3–July 16

Communicating the New, Communicating You July 3–July 16

Communicating the New, Communicating You
July 3–July 16

The Future of Movements–Social Justice July 17–July 30

The Future of Movements–Social Justice
July 17–July 30

The Future of the Arts July 17–July 30

The Future of the Arts
July 17–July 30

 

 


I learned a lot about leadership, sustainability and myself.
I found myself challenged and empowered to create change.
                                                                           —Past Participant

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is a collaboration between Foresight Design Initiative and Oberlin College,
based upon shared commitments to sustainability, diversity and holistic and experiential education.


2015 HIGHLIGHTS

Last summer's seminars provided a life and world-changing experience for 46 diverse high school students from every corner of the U.S. (and beyond)! 

Learn more about their stimulating field trips and interviews with sustainability professionals, engaging class discussions, and innovative final projects! 


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Ask an Alum

Do you have questions or concerns only a fellow student could appreciate? Foresight Prep @ Oberlin's alumni are eagerly standing by with answers. Submit your question below, and alums will post their answers here


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Questions? I'm Tim Jones-Yelvington, Program Manager at Foresight Prep. I would be happy to answer any inquiries you might have. I'm generally in the office 9-5 (central time) and strive to respond to emails within 1 working day, if not sooner. Feel free to be in touch!

(773) 271-1990
tim@foresightdesign.org