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Climate Leadership Academy


Young people have the power to win change on issues that matter. Our Climate Leadership Academy takes place each year, bringing together everyday people from across the country who are driven to tackle the climate emergency and build a more just, clean and green world.

Starting each September we provide leadership training to young people, exploring the tools and techniques of Community Organising. The training has a focus on equipping you to lead change on climate justice issues in your community. You will have the chance to put knowledge into practice on your own campaigns, with the support of a professional Community Organiser.

The programme comprises six sessions delivered throughout the academic year starting in September and finishing in July, followed by a celebration event. Each session runs from 10.00 - 15.00.

Support is provided by a local Citizens UK Community Organiser throughout the year. Meetings between the local teams and their organiser should happen at least once a month to discuss and review progress, and additional short sessions are encouraged so participants can share their work and learn from each other.

Get in touch for more information or to register interest for next year.

Citizens UK members are taking action for climate justice up and down the country. There are lots of ways you could get involved.

Important information

  • Participants must between the ages of 16 – 19 and will need to be sponsored by their local institution (school, college etc.).
  • You can apply here.
  • The cost is £200 per participant which is usually covered by the school/college. In some cases, bursaries are available. Do get in touch with your local Citizens Organiser to discuss.
  • The deadline for completing applications is Wednesday 21st June.
  • Successful candidates will be informed by Wednesday 28th June.
  • The course will run from September 2023 to July 2024.

Get in touch below with Sarah Forsey for more information.