Deep Dive: The Need for Wellbeing, Resilience and Mentoring Support for the Environmental Youth Movement

Mareike Britten and Danielle Deane-Ryan

In late 2020, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation commissioned independent consultants Mareike Britten and Danielle Deane-Ryan to conduct a high-level, global scan of youth leadership and engagement on issues related to climate change and biodiversity as a first step for the Foundation to learn more about the field. This original scan uncovered a range of different specific funding needs. We were particularly struck by the important gaps in funding for the wellbeing, intergenerational mentoring, mental health, and resilience of movement participants for continuing their work.

As a result we took a deeper look through a second field scan to better understand the youth environment movement’s current wellbeing and resilience needs and resources, and to gain a sense of which organisations and funders have already been responding.

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