Empowering young people to engage meaningfully with climate issues has long been a top priority for the Connect4Climate team. In the wake of our #Youth4ClimateLive webinar series and with many vital events fast approaching on the climate calendar—both in-person and virtual—we thought now would be the perfect time to scale up our #YouthTakeover initiative and invite YOU to be a part of it!
What is a #YouthTakeover? Basically, it’s an opportunity for inquisitive young people studying communications to assume control of Connect4Climate’s social media channels during a major climate event, reporting out on the topics under discussion and framing what they’ve learned through their unique personal lenses. The #YouthTakeover initiative therefore both enables you to expand your knowledge of climate issues and to harness your communications skills to impart your biggest takeaways to your peers.
In past years, we’ve done Youth Takeovers on site at events around the world, from Singapore and Bangkok to New York to Madrid, giving participating students a chance to create GIFs and videos, live-tweet panels and other happenings, get hands-on in workshops, and collaborate with us on reflection articles. Moving forward, we’ll be balancing these in-person engagements with virtual takeovers, which means we’ll be able to draw on an even wider geographical pool of talented youth correspondents.
Are YOU an up-and-coming communicator with an interest in creating a sustainable future? APPLY NOW to be a part of a future Youth Takeover via our Submission Form!
It’s a simple survey asking about your areas of study, interest in the #YouthTakeover mission, relevant experience, social media presence, and general enthusiasm for making the world a better place. It shouldn’t take more than half an hour to complete, so take a look!
We’ll get back to you at the email you provide to let you know whether you’ve been selected as an upcoming #YouthTakeover participant and to lay out next steps. We can’t wait to hear from you! We’re very excited to welcome a fresh cohort into the #YouthTakeover fold and to use your expertise and imagination to bring the issues to life and drive ambitious action on climate worldwide.