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Collegiate Climate Policy Institute

Event Details



March 17 - 20, 2023


Washington, D.C.

CCPI is an opportunity to educate, empower and activate youth in the realm of
climate policy.

March 17th – 20th, 2023

The Climate Initiative is excited to present the 2nd Collegiate Climate Policy Institute (CCPI). CCPI will take place from March 17th to the 20th at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in the D.C. Metro Area. This is a three-day intensive in-person training that will provide young climate advocates with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective climate advocate in Congress as well as in their own communities! 

You would be a great fit for this program next year if:

  • You are between the ages of 18-25
  • You are passionate about finding solutions to the climate crisis
  • You are interested in learning more about our government and the ways that policies are created
  • You are willing to work both in Congress as well as within your local community on developing policy solutions to the climate crisis
  • You are open-minded and will actively participate in workshops and discussions about climate change with a diverse group of youth from across the country

In these three days, young people across the country will be able to meet others passionate about climate solutions, learn about policy, attend panels with subject matter experts, and get direct experience advocating with the office of elected officials. After the end of the three days, the participants will use their skills and return back to their communities and complete a Climate Practicum project of their choice, which will give them the opportunity to engage young people in the way they feel most excited about for themselves and their community. TCI is also launching a #ClimateCareer Climate Policy Mentorship program, where participants will be paired with mentors to gain guidance on their entrance into climate careers

Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for more on CCPI when the event begins on March 17th!

Meet TCI Policy Manager & CCPI Team Member Javan Santos

Javan Santos is a young policymaker who champions using policy as a tool to fight climate change. Born and raised in the island of Guam, Javan is an indigenous Chamoru and a proud Pacific Islander. Having about seven years of policy experience, Javan was the Speaker of the Guam Youth Congress, a youth elected legislative body that writes and passes bills and submits them to the Guam Legislature for review. Serving in the Guam Youth Congress for six years, his notable policy accomplishment was successfully passing into law a plastic bag ban for the island of Guam. Javan has also worked as a policy analyst for the Guam Legislature. Learn more about Javan here.