2018 Event and Awards
The collaboration of Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), Trent University, and Fleming College
Kawartha World Issues Centre, Trent University, and Fleming College, in collaboration with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, supported and contributed to the success of the new Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) program, created by local teacher, Cam Douglas. YLS is an experiential education program that piloted in 2018 to prepare grade 11 and 12 students for leadership roles in sustainability initiatives, taught as an integrated 4 credit package than allows for extended field trips and outdoor excursions. This hands-on, immersive educational opportunity provides youth with the essential knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to address issues such as climate change. Climate change education was fundamental to the students’ learning, as addressing climate change, locally and globally, requires strong youth leadership.
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