A fifth Earth Leadership Cohort – an immersion in the Work That Reconnects for young adults ages 18-30 – will convene this fall. The cohort will meet in September, October and again in November in western Massachusetts. The October meeting will be intergenerational, with the group joining the annual Interhelp weekend at Woolman Hill. Participants from the four previous cohorts (2014-2017) have formed a vibrant community, and are doing some amazing work.
You are invited to support this project in two ways. First, please share this opportunity with young people. Who do you know who might be interested? Also ask older folks who might know prospective cohort members. Learn more about the Earth Leadership program here. The application deadline in May 31st.
Second, please make a financial donation. The organizers (Aravinda Ananda, Markie Babbott and Joseph Rotella) aim to have sufficient scholarships available so that each accepted applicant is able to attend. Friends of Interhelp and Work That Reconnects have been supporting the young people in these cohorts since the first group convened. Making a donation means having a powerful impact on the lives and evolution of a group of dedicated and creative young activists.
We have received an offer to match funds for the first $3,000 raised, until May 31!
Learn about ways to donate here. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!
You can direct questions to Aravinda Ananda.
As one participant said:
“The Earth Leadership Cohort was a totally transformational experience for me. On the first weekend, I arrived burnt out from climate change organizing, barely able to hold myself together emotionally. […] By the end of the third weekend, I was fully recovered and newly excited and refreshed to not only continue my work, but to incorporate the Work That Reconnects into the future of whatever I do. If you are an activist, organizer, or anyone who feels pain for being in the world we live in, I cannot recommend this program enough. You will leave not only feeling more able to emotionally and practically step into a place of peace while creating change, but you will also have an incredible new community of fellow change makers.”