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Environmental Voices Academy

Environmental Voices Academy

EVA is a 14-week program for Ventura County high school Juniors and Seniors that provides targeted environmental advocacy skills that budding activists can leverage within their communities and across their careers.

Learn everything you need to know to become a fierce, effective climate justice activist. You’ll get expert instruction from CFROG’s science advisors and CSUCI environmental science faculty. In just one night a week on Zoom and two Saturdays on CSUCI’s campus, you’ll be able to articulate a climate-action theory of change, use powerful storytelling techniques to communicate climate action and environmental justice messages, and develop concrete, personal advocacy goals that align with your individual interests. 

You’ll work closely with a Mentor to identify community leadership roles you could pursue, create a roadmap of change in your own community, and develop a plan (either on your own or in a small group) to influence climate policy at the local level. 

Graduates of EVA will be poised to pursue careers in political science, climate policy, and environmental science. And through participation in the program, you’ll become part of a life-long network of environmental advocates and scientists who will have your back as you pursue your own career goals.


Fall 2021 Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

EVA is open to all high school Juniors and Seniors attending public schools within Ventura County. 

Is EVA competitive?

Yes, please fill out the application in its entirety. Applicants will be selected based on the the strength of their answers to the questions contained in the application. 

What does it cost?

EVA is free to all participants, thanks to a grants from the California Air Resources Board and the McCune Foundation. 

When does it start?

The second cohort of EVA will begin in early September. Stay tuned for more information! 

How do I apply?  

Applications are open now! Please fill out the Google Form above and return it no later than 5pm on August 6, 2021.  

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