Foresight Prep @ Oberlin
Implemented in partnership with Oberlin College in Ohio, Foresight Prep is a national four week, intensive summer leadership development institute that equips highly-motivated high school students passionate about issues of social equity and environmental sustainability with the skills and insights required to address increasingly complex, rapidly evolving challenges.
Grounded in an experiential learning approach, students engage with diverse changemakers, from corporate sustainability and social responsibility professionals, to public officials and grassroots community organizers, and apply their insights to action and implementation-focused projects. Focused on the “how,” not “what,” students explore a range of paradigms, methods and levers for change, including social movements, business and entrepreneurship, public policy, urban design and planning, and others. Their personal development is further supported by an enriching leadership development and emotional intelligence curriculum, training in critical skills that include research, collaboration and public speaking, and access to an ongoing network of alumni and professionals to support their future education and career paths.
This dynamic two-week seminar, hosted in partnership with Northwestern University, provided promising high school students the opportunity to cultivate their roles as sustainability leaders, and to sharpen their college and career plans. Through a rich mix of field trips, meetings with local leaders, group projects, readings, and discussions, this interactive experience offered a comprehensive grounding in the intersection of social, economic, and environmental challenges. The 2014 summer seminars included insights into Innovation and Design and Sustainability, Climate Change and the Innovating City.