EDUCATE & EMPOWER
PREPARING YOUTH WITH KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DRIVE MEANINGFUL CHANGE
We believe that those who understand the intersectionality of social and environmental issues are better equipped to drive meaningful and lasting change.
We are committed to ensuring that the next generation of leaders are informed and have the skills necessary to create a better, safer, healthier future for themselves and others. Through real-world education, collaborative learning, and empowerment skill-building, future leaders develop a credible and well-informed understanding of the challenges they are inheriting and are able to cultivate the essential skill sets to collectively solve problems.SUPPORT US
OUR CORE CURRICULUM
Our learning model is based on the idea that water connects all life in this one-water system we call Earth, including humans. Youth find great power and purpose when they come to understand this, leading them to want to cross human-created barriers to protect our Blue Planet together.
Foundational to H2OO’s core curriculum is empathetic leadership. If all world leaders were empathetic leaders, our world today would be healthier and safer for all.
Our education approach is based upon our belief that the next generation of leaders must:
Understand the natural life sources needed for survival
Learn core challenges they face, including understanding the cause
Practice from a young age Empathetic Leadership
WHAT WE NEED
BARRIERS WE FACE
Human Created Challenges
Anthropomorphic Climate Crisis
Ocean & Water Crises
Unhealthy Soil or “Dirt”
Loss of Biodiversity
Mental Health Crises
OUR CORE SOLUTION
Solving For Impact Through Empathetic Collaboration
Connect Youth in Their Natural Environment
Provide a Safe Space for Authentic Dialog
Teach Youth Active Listening
Engage Youth in a Shared Learning Environment
Prioritize Empathetic Leadership
The way in which we work with youth is vastly different from what youth experience in conventional schools. For example, the value of Togetherness is prioritized, not Competitiveness as cultivated in today’s school systems. Imagine a world where our schools create a culture where “We”, not “I”, are centered.DOWNLOAD RESOURCE
EMPOWERMENT & SKILL BUILDING
BUILDING SKILLS TO DRIVE REAL-WORLD CHANGE
H2OO recognizes that the skills to effectively engage in the real world and to realize a better future are not being taught to youth in school. H2OO commits to focused skill-building retreats as well as 1:1 services as needed by traditionally-marginalized youth, meeting them where they are.
Learning the value of, and practicing, empathetic leadership is the foundation of H2OO’s skill-building programming. Additional skill-building opportunities range from how to use a computer, to storytelling and filmmaking, communications, public speaking and presenting, policy advocacy, project management, goal setting, and more. Problem-solving, creative thinking, and critical thinking skill development are always, intentionally and thoughtfully, a focus.LEARN MORE
Our educational approach provides youth the opportunity to cultivate the following skills:
Storytelling and Filmmaking
Public Speaking and Presenting
Communications and Technology
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Goal Setting and Project Management
Research and Article Writing
WORKSHOPPING CAUSE AND EFFECT
H2OO has a unique approach in working with youth to help them process the cause and effect of what they believe are the greatest challenges they are inheriting. If the youth feel that the climate crisis is the greatest challenge their generation must face, then we workshop with them the cause of the climate crisis. To solve the problem, the root(s) must be addressed. Additionally, a deep look at consequences, including the intersection of environmental degradation and humanitarian crises, is a focus.
Hear directly from global youth as they share their perspective on what they’ve gained from the opportunities created by our donors, partners and collaborators.