What is the Youth Climate Institute?

Youth Climate Institute student voices are amplified for civic action and positive change in their communities leading to aware, engaged, and responsible stewards of our shared planet.

In this three year program, students will enter as Scholars and graduate as Certified Ambassadors with Honors©. The goal of this program is to educate and empower student Climate Ambassadors to create awareness and understanding of global climate change. They will identify and initiate action in their communities that lessen the adverse effects of climate change on human health, biodiversity, and the economy.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for participants.  While the application will include a short essay and teacher recommendation, the Youth Climate Institute (YCI) will not require students to take advanced placement or honors classes to participate.  Registration fees will also be waived for students with financial need.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can begin your own chapter of the Climate Change Institute or have any questions, please contact YCI@howardnature.org