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2017 Overview

Explains 2015's focus on three topics: Sustainable business (green business, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, cooperative ownership, business plans) food (including food access, food security, local foods, agribusiness, etc.) and essential resources (water, energy, land, climate change, environmental justice, stormwater runoff, green infrastructure, energy efficiency, advanced energy). 

Students will be social impact researchers, interviewing practitioners, analyzing and synthesizing information, emphasis on hands-on experiential learning and teacher-practitioners. 

2017: The POWER Of...

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is not your average campus-based summer program:

Rather than passively absorbing information, students take an active role in shaping their experience, interviewing real world leaders, and creating dynamic final projects influenced by these conversations. 

Rather than just preparing for future action, students build their power to create change now, learning about a range of strategies to address urgent social and environmental issues. 

Rather than creating a community that ends after two weeks, program alumni help build an ongoing network to support their future college and career paths and changemaking efforts. 

2017's courses will enable students to develop as leaders, pursue social justice and curb climate change. Each course topic invites students to explore a distinct lever for change—from the "people power" of social movements, to urban design and planning, to entrepreneurship, and others. Visit the individual course pages for a description of goals and activities, instructor biographies, and more! 


Session 1: June 18-July 1

The Power of Cities: Urban Sustainability & Resilience

The Power of Cities:
Urban Sustainability & Resilience

The Power of the Arts: Creative Responses to Climate Change

The Power of the Arts:
Creative Responses to Climate Change


Session 2: July 2-July 15

The Power of Movements: Social Justice & Organizing

The Power of Movements:
Social Justice & Organizing

The Power of Food: Building a Just & Sustainable Food System

The Power of Food:
Building a Just & Sustainable Food System


Session 3: July 16–July 29

The Power of Movements: Social Justice & Organizing

The Power of Movements:
Social Justice & Organizing

The Power of Business: Leveraging Value, Leveraging Change

The Power of Business:
Leveraging Value, Leveraging Change

The Power of Communications: Communicating the New, Communicating You

The Power of Communications:
Communicating the New, Communicating You