By the Numbers
- 6 transformative, 2-week seminars, doubling last year's offerings;
- 6 urgent topics: The Future of Business, Cities, Food, Communications, Movements & the Arts;
- 65 students, from as nearby as the program's home base in Oberlin, OH, and as far away as Pakistan;
- 48 guest speakers from business, government and the nonprofit sector;
- 8 day-long field trips to more than 25 inspiring initiatives in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio;
- 11 innovative, student-generated strategies for a more sustainable future, developing students as leaders prepped for college and career success.
91% of students agreed the program increased their understanding of the systemic nature of sustainability issues, with 97% agreeing it increased their knowledge of effective strategies for creating change.
94% of students agreed the program helped them identify and articulate their leadership potential.
62% of students were people of color, a 20% increase from 2015. 80% of all students received some form of financial assistance to enable their participation. 100% of students agreed the program helped them better understand the impact of sustainability issues on diverse communities.
College & Career
98% of students agreed the program increased their desire to integrate sustainability into their future education and career paths.
100% of students treasured the relationships they'd formed with peers, faculty, and sustainability leaders.