Foresight Prep at Oberlin is a summer, pre-college/college preparatory enrichment program focused on sustainability and leadership development. For students concerned about issues of environmental sustainability and social equity, interested in pursuing careers as change-makers 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.
Exploration of urgent social and environmental issues, leadership development, relationships with engaging peers and professionals, and more...
Experiential learning through interviews with sustainability practitioners and leaders, and the execution of hands-on projects. More...
I learned a lot about leadership, sustainability and myself.
I found myself challenged and empowered to create change.
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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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!