Registration closes October 31st
GSE’s Fellowship Program is designed to support high school students in becoming the next generation of environmental leaders through project-based environmental action and cross-cultural exchange. Students will heighten their awareness and engage in critical thinking around environmental issues affecting our communities, and how to take action around those issues.
Through exposure to innovative approaches to environmental action, GSE participants develop the tools and skills necessary to empower others to accomplish meaningful change. Students will connect and learn from local organizations and community members, while collaborating with other GSE Leadership students around Northern California, Ecuador, and Guatemala.
All GSE students have the opportunity to explore environmental leadership, mentorship, and facilitation as they develop local environmental projects of their choosing.
Students who have already completed a fellowship year will return as mentors who support several student-led projects at a time.
Students receive resources like: field demonstrations, expert guest speakers, and project mentoring to set students for success.
In the first semester, students will organize projects in small groups.
In the second semester, students will organize their projects on their own.
Assistance of returning fellows and community partners is provided for first year fellows.
Fellows have the opportunity to host an exchange fellow in your county from Guatemala or Ecuador.
There are currently five county-based GSE fellowships in California.
Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda & Santa Cruz.
Fellows meet twice a month in your location beginning in September 2018. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in two immersive retreats each year.