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.
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A Triple Win?
At Foresight, we’re always searching for those rare solutions that provide multiple benefits. Several years ago, I received a great holiday card from my friend, Tom Bachtell, a renowned Chicago-based illustrator whose inspired work regularly graces The New Yorker magazine, among many other high profile publications. I loved its brilliant combination of whimsy and profundity. The way it transcended often text-heavy rhetoric and highlighted the issue of climate change with no words necessary, stuck with me. Fast forward a few years and then zoom in on a larger than anticipated stack of scholarship applications to our high school summer program. I have a very difficult time rejecting bright, passionate, engaged students with impressive grades, teacher recommendations and personal essays. Leveraging our entrepreneurial verve, Foresight’s staff rose to the occasion and, in a matter of a few short weeks, launched our first two, limited edition products featured below. Purchasing one (or more!) helps you reduce your environmental impact by reducing the need for paper or plastic bags, make a (dare I say, fun?) statement about the potential impacts of climate change and, most importantly, empowers diverse, next generation leaders to connect with peers, deepen their knowledge, and better understand their capacity for being part of positive solutions.
- Peter Nicholson, Executive Director
Key Product Features
- Limited edition image by New Yorker Illustrator
- Proceeds benefit Foresight Prep Scholarship Fund
- Available for purchase now through June 18
- Delivery by the end of July
- Responsibly sourced and manufactured
- Orders packaged and shipped by Chicago social enterprise
Social Justice | Climate Change | Leadership
The Power of YOU: Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is an intensive, pre-college institute for high school students passionate about social equity and the environment. We facilitate hands-on seminars designed to empower motivated high school students to take action on urgent issues, and a year-round network connecting alumni with real world changemakers.
Questions? I'm Tim Jones-Yelvington, Program Director for 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!