YCL was created to tackle the two main threats against a Youth's future: high systemic unemployment and the climate crisis.
Our comprehensive approach equips young leaders through immersive training and professional field placements within the climate economy. Accelerating capacities while facilitating connections between climate practitioners, experts, and leaders around the world. YCL is tackling youth unemployment while increasing the number of skilled climate professionals capable of solving this century's most pressing challenge.
YCL was born global from the start. Officially launched in January 2018, our website was ready in February, we opened applications for our first learning journey in March, and by May we had received more than 500 applications from 95 countries. To date we have trained more than 200 young people from 20 countries and reached millions through our social channels -- more than 1 million people in the first semester of 2019 alone.
Our team is spread out over 5 countries working hard to realize our IMPACT GOAL (2030): TO EMPOWER 1 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEAD CLIMATE PROJECTS AS PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK