During the Summer of Solutions, you will receive training in community organizing and sustainable community development techniques. You will use these skills to demonstrate the promise of energy efficiency, community-based energy, green industry, local food production, and/or smart design as described in the locations you choose. Beyond the concrete skills you learn, Summer of Solutions will be a really fun community-based experience. It is a great chance to grow with, learn from, and work with other incredible young people and community leaders who are building a better future. Most programs run through the months of June, July, and August though there is variation location to location. Check out the programs page for more information on individual programs.
You can participate in the Summer of Solutions at two different levels, both of which use the online application:
1. Full-time participant – If Summer of Solutions will be your focus for the summer, and you’ll work intensively day-to-day with a team of other leaders. Full-time participants are accountable for regular participation and mutually-defined responsibilities and leadership roles. You’ll live near other participants and participate in mentorship, project management, and team innovation. We will work with those who apply as full-time participants to figure out how to make the summer adequately rewarding for you.
2. Part-time participant – If you’ll also have another commitment that will take up a lot of your time this summer- either you’ll only be in the program location for part of the summer or you’ll only be available on a part-time basis throughout the summer.
If you need further information about the Summer of Solutions generally or any of our 18 local programs nationwide, please check out our webpage: http://grandaspirations.org/2013-programs/
If funding or other constraints mandate a response before our deadlines, please contact Ruby Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request.
Here is a word document with the application questions that you can use to prepare your responses ahead of time: http://bit.ly/UJwBIy
Apply Now: http://bit.ly/12f6BJE
Not all programs are currently accepting applications. Click the link above to see which programs are still accepting applications.
Applications will receive responses on a rolling basis from this point forward. Applications to any particular program may close at any time.
Navigating this application:
The online application is the general application for Summer of Solutions 2013. This form will ask you basic questions about your interest, and which programs you wish to apply to. Some programs have supplemental questions which you will be prompted to answer at the end. Some programs also have local applications, which will create a more streamlined process if you only wish to apply for a single program (see their webpages or contact the program leaders for details). This national application is the place to go if you would like to be considered for multiple programs.
This is your official application, so be thoughtful and concise. If you have questions, you can leave them in the Final Comments box (at the end).