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.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
H2OO UNITES YOUTH IN PURPOSE
Water connects all life in the one-water system we call Earth, including humans. Youth find great power and purpose when they come to understand this. They want to protect our Blue Planet together, crossing barriers as they connect in purpose and become empathetic and effective leaders.
Heirs To Our Ocean believes that all youth must have opportunities to learn about the problems they are inheriting and have space and support to process solutions with diverse youth from around the world. Accordingly, H2OO provides at minimum ⅘ need-based scholarships for under-resourced and traditionally marginalized youth to attend its programs.SPONSOR A YOUTH
H2OO IS CREATED FOR YOUTH AND BY YOUTH
Our programs represent the way in which we partner with and serve youth. Each program has evolved from solutions created by youth leadership to meet the ever-evolving needs of youth globally. All programming is focused on collaboration across a diverse spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds and communities. By doing so, youth create effective and actionable solutions to the humanitarian and environmental crises they face.LEARN MORE
Youth Advisory Councils
Internships & Fellowships
Emerging Direct Services Program: One Youth
A youth’s life path is oriented towards solutions to the greatest challenges their generation faces due to exposure to H2OO’s programs and education approach.
A generation of empathetic leaders emerge in public and private sectors including social entrepreneurs, and H2OO reforms education starting in the United States based upon its Comprehensive Approach.
Solving For Impact Through Empathetic Collaboration
A healthier, safer world for everyone in every generation.
7,200+ YOUTH EDUCATED ACROSS 61 COUNTRIES
Provided educational and skill-building experiences through summits, retreats, workshops and 1:1 tutoring.
43 INTERNATIONAL CONVENINGS HELD
Convened youth from around the world to learn more deeply about the challenges they are inheriting, connect in action and collaboratively process solutions.
1st YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE UN OCEAN DECADE CREATED
Formed and supported meaningful youth advisory councils, including the first in the world for the UN Ocean Decade (YAC for UNOD) and thereafter became a Decade Implementation Partner of the IOC-UNESCO.
50+ MENTOR PAIRINGS ACTIVATED
Connected budding youth leaders with experts and community leaders to further learning and skill-building through mentorship opportunities.
11 INTERNSHIPS OFFERED TO FURTHER ESSENTIAL REAL-WORLD SKILLS
Provided 11 youth with internships that built upon their experience and provided professional development, skill building and personal growth.
$1.54M+ DISTRIBUTED IN NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Eliminated barriers for marginalized youth to participate in H2OO’s real-world learning opportunities.