Emerging Leaders Program

Laguna Ocean Foundation - Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Ocean Foundation has launched a funding program aimed at empowering students to take action on climate and conservation issues that are of a concern in their local community. Students will have the opportunity to propose projects that raise awareness, promote sustainability, and enact positive change within their communities. Whether it’s organizing pop-up clothing exchanges to combat “fast fashion”, implementing recycling programs, building mini seed banks from school garden for season food growth and /or native seeds for xeriscaping or creating information videos and/ or podcasts about climate change, we encourage students to unleash their creativity and passion for environmental activism.

Selected projects will receive financial support to help bring their ideas to life. Additionally, participants will have access to resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to enhance their project’s impact and sustainability. This opportunity is for individuals who are passionate about exploring their own ideas and are self-motivated.

We believe that by investing in the next generation of leaders, we can catalyze meaningful change and foster a culture of environmental responsibility.

To Apply

If you are interested, please fill out this Application Form.

For more information or questions, please e-mail Carissa Rice at carissa@lagunaoceanfoundation.org.