SCC is recruiting hosts for regional Sustainable Societies Academy™

sasqw2After a successful pilots of the Sustainable Societies Academy™(SSA) in 2016 and 2017 at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, NYC (pictured), SCC is ready to designate other host schools for regional sessions of SSA. Poly Prep has already signed up for another round in 2018. We are now seeking secondary schools in other regions of the US and Canada for this coming summer and beyond. If you are a university-level educator who would like to lead or co-lead a regional academy for talented high school students, please contact us for further information.


Designed for highly motivated high school students, the Sustainable Societies Academy provides an engaging introduction to and preparation for further sustainability studies. The program developed by the Sustainability Curriculum ConsortiumTM utilizes resources from the Environic Foundation International (EFI) and features leading faculty and professionals from UPenn, Harvard, CUNY, and other programs. During the week-long experience at Poly Prep, in-class sessions will introduce key concepts and principles and present real-world examples emphasizing the interdependence of environmental protection, economic development and social justice — the three dimensions of sustainability. An off-site field exploration will examine the natural and built environment in the NYC region. A set of pre-Academy online readings from the comprehensive EFI library will be provided to accelerate and enhance entry into the program.


        • Learn the basic concepts and principles of sustainability through college-level presentations,
          small group discussions, interactive workshops, and site visits.
        • Deepen your understanding of sustainability issues and trends while focusing on valuable
          skills that encourage you to be an agent for change.
        • Design sustainability strategies that you can apply to challenges in your own school
          and community.
        • Begin to build your sustainability network of peers and mentors.

For rising 9th–12th graders
August 6–10, 2018
Tuition $750 includes
lunches and field trip

Complete the online application:

Please include a recommendation
from a teacher/mentor:

Applications are due: April 30
Notification will be sent May 14,
and payment due May 30.

Prior to starting, students are
expected to complete a self-paced
module and prep assignment to
ensure readiness for the Academy

Please contact:
Brian Filiatraut, Director
of Sustainability
718-836-9800 ext 3120