SCC is recruiting hosts for regional Sustainable Societies Academy™

sasqw2After a successful initial pilot of the Sustainable Societies Academy(SSA) last August at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, NYC (pictured), SCC is ready to designate other host schools for Summer 2017.  Poly Prep has already signed up for another round. We are now seeking secondary schools in other regions of the US and Canada. If you are a university-level educator who would like to lead or co-lead a regional academy for talented high school students, please contact us for further information.

Sustainable Societies Academy™

SUSTAINABLE-SOCIETIES-ACADEMY_2_-POLY-PREP_VERSION-3For students entering Grade 9 through Grade 12large_list88499_19779

Tuition:  $750

Week Available:  August 14

Poly Prep, through partnership with Sustainability Curriculum Consortium™, is hosting Sustainable Societies Academy™ (SSA). SSA provides highly motivated rising high school students with an engaging introduction to and preparation for further studies in sustainability. During this intensive 5-day session led by faculty and leading professionals from UPenn, Harvard, CUNY, and other universities, students will learn the basic concepts and principles of sustainability through college-level presentations, small group discussion, interactive workshops, and site visits.

From the acclaimed Global Sustainable Societies™ curriculum, engineered by Environic Foundation International® (EFI), students will engage in extensive study and practice in human settlements, climate, water, and decision-making. Upon completion of the 5-day program, which includes summer-long access to the online EFI modules, SSA students will achieve the following:

            • Understand sustainability issues;
            • Understand the interdependencies among the issues;
            • Know strategies which can be used to tackle sustainability challenges;
            • Know how to analyze the practicality of proposed strategies;
            • Know what it takes to build sustainable strategies themselves.

Prior to arrival on Poly Prep’s campus, students are expected to complete a self-paced module and prep assignment to ensure a baseline level of readiness for the Academy’s programming.

By the end of the program, SSA students will be equipped to integrate their interests and concerns to develop solutions to social, economic, and environmental sustainability challenges in their own communities.

To request an application, please email Brian Filiatraut, Director of Sustainability.