Launch of CLEO Speaker's Network 2019 Spring Cohort

On Wednesday, February 6, more than 20 students attended the launch of the 2019 CLEO Speaker’s Network at the Center for Social Change. This spring cohort featured individuals from all ages and included a wide variety of careers including an attorney, architect, petroleum engineer, high school teachers, college students, entrepreneurs and a hairstylist.

Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director at CLEO, led students through a two-and-a-half-hour-long climate training that covered the causes and effects of climate change, as well as tangible solutions.

Yoca emphasized, “Your personal story is one of the most visceral ways to connect with your audience.” She encouraged participants to use their “superpowers”, including the power of your voice, vote, and wallet.

Over the next six weeks, participants will receive further climate training as well as create their own presentations on a climate change topic. Students who complete the curriculum will join the CLEO Speakers Network and have the opportunity to lead sessions in their communities.