CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CATALYZE CLIMATE ACTION AND CAREERS

YCL offers a comprehensive solution to catalyze climate careers and actions:

 

We select and train young talents through hands-on international immersions and local courses. Participants witness first-hand the impacts of climate change and improve their technical and leadership skills working together. They also have mentorship sessions to leave our programs with a clear action plan to start or boost their careers. From days to weeks, national or international: we have offerings tailored to different needs.

Learning Journeys

After being trained by any YCL program, participants become part of the YCL Network, a community of practice with members from 20 countries, 4 continents and multiple areas of expertise. YCL alumni promote our programs in their countries and lead YCL Hubs, acting as multipliers by facilitating educational activities and implementing projects locally. They also exchange resources and team up on projects and campaigns.

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Network

Members of the YCL Network can apply to Field Placement assignments worldwide with our partner organizations, having the opportunity to increase their work experience on climate change and use the skills acquired during our trainings. They also have access to job vacancies, mentorships, and Delegations to global events. We help young talents to take the first, and hardest, step towards realizing their climate careers.

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ABOUT

We are a global network offering a comprehensive solution to catalyze climate careers and actions. Our approach equips climate leaders with immersive training that encompasses transdisciplinary learning and professional placements while accelerating capacities through global connections between climate practitioners, experts, and young leaders. Through these efforts, we are working to tackle youth unemployment while increasing the number of skilled climate professionals to solve one of this century’s most pressing challenges.

IMPACT GOAL (2030):
EMPOWER 1 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEAD CLIMATE PROJECTS
AS PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK

YCL TEAM

CASSIA MORAES

Founder and CEO

EVELYN ARARIPE

CFO

FERNANDA MATSUOKA

COO

FLAVIA BELLAGUARDA

Board Advisor

 

30

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

120

ALUMNI FROM

20 COUNTRIES

4

LEARNING JOURNEYS

2

DELEGATIONS

TESTIMONIALS

As a low-income young black person, receiving a scholarship from YCL was tremendous to my career.

The experience boosted my expertise in climate change, in particular, social and climate justice, climate litigation and environmental racism.  The access to the YCL Network allowed me to establish contacts and partnerships in the area of ​​climate change, as well as, access to job vacancies, events and even mentoring.

 

YCL aims to democratize their spaces by increasing representation of black and low-income people, therefore deserves full support and visibility in their actions.

DANILO FARIAS

from Brazil (Joined YCL Network in 2019)

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