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About

A non-partisan, solutions-based organization pushing for local,
tangible solutions to a global challenge.

Our Mission

Empower youth voices for climate action.

Our Approach

We aim to educate, empower, and activate youth.

KCI - Educate, Empower, Activate Youth

Educate

Illustrating global issues of climate change by educating youth through a solutions-based approach at the local scale.

Empower

Giving students ownership through the opportunity to investigate and invent tangible, local climate-solutions, and forums to best voice their ideas and concerns.

Activate

Open the door for students to take action on policies and climate solutions in their local landscapes, by engaging business and community leaders to co-create more sustainable, resilient communities.

Our Goal

We believe youth are key to solving the climate challenge because they influence and foster climate concern among their parents, communities, and decision-makers. Our goal is to develop a cohesive youth voice that influences decision-makers to embrace climate solutions. TCI aims to educate, empower and activate 1 million youth to reach this goal by 2025.

Our Origins

Kennebunkport, Maine is a special place. It’s the quintessential Maine town; complete with a small fishing village, a working harbor, beautiful beaches and an iconic lighthouse set against a rocky landscape. It’s also an endangered place. Kennebunkport abuts the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than any other body of water its size in the world. In 80 years, if we do nothing, much of this iconic New England town will be underwater. While we are a small town in Maine on the frontline of climate change, we could also be any town in this country…we are all facing futures impacted by climate change. But by bonding together we can decide what that future looks like.

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Our Team

Leia Lowery

Leia Lowery

Executive Director

Meagan Cooper

Director of Communications

Nyla McFadden

Director of Education, Programs & Policy Team Lead

Kate Keefer

Director of Operations

Amanda Robinson

Director of Development

Julia Anders

Development Associate

Luis Borrero

Marketing Manager

photo of Bethany with a snowy background

Bethany Humphrey

Program Lead for Youth on Boards

Melissa Luetje

High School Science Teacher | TCI Curriculum Developer

Ariel Maldonado

Youth Engagement Manager

Shilton Mavule

Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow

Caitlin Neal - Jones

LEAF Fellowship Manager

Toni Del Rosario

Operations Admin Associate

Alexa Sabatini

Programs Coordinator

Angie Sanchez

Angie Sanchez

Development Officer

Becca Ferguson

LEAF Fellow

Esperanza de Lara

LEAF Fellow

Marilyn Soliven Martinez

LEAF Fellow

Aniqa Ahmed

LEAF Fellow

Kellie Bentz

Advisory Council

Bruce Burtch

Advisory Council

Anne Giblin

Anne Giblin

Advisory Council

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Advisory Council

Somya Joshi

Advisory Council

Mike Judge

Advisory Council

Houston Kraft

Houston Kraft

Advisory Council

James Manyika

James Manyika

Advisory Council

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Advisory Council

Francis Rooney

Francis Rooney

Advisory Council

John D. Sterman

John D. Sterman

Advisory Council

Kathryn Wendell

Kathryn Wendell

Advisory Council

Tom Bradbury

Tom Bradbury

Board of Directors, Chair of the Board

Jono Anzalone

Board of Directors

Harold Brooks

Board of Directors

Alejandra Carrasco

Board of Directors

Dabreon Darby

Board of Directors

Monica Hanover

Board of Directors, Treasurer

General Russel Honoré

Board of Directors

Louisa McCovey

Board of Directors

Fiona McRaith

Board of Directors

Pam Morgan

Dr. Pamela Morgan

Board of Directors, Vice-Chair

Amelie Panaccione

Board of Directors

Billy Shore

Billy Shore

Board of Directors

Amy Tchao

Amy Tchao

Board of Directors, Secretary of the Board

Angela Zhong

Angela Zhong

Board of Directors

Our Network

Together our passions can create a strong climate network and enact real change near and far.

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