Did you hear about last year’s ReCharge! Retreat? Wish you could have been there? Well you’re in luck! Applications for 2012’s ReCharge! Retreat are now open. Application deadline is April 1st, 2012.

This summer’s ReCharge! Retreat is scheduled for August 12-18, 2012. If you’re not familiar with ReCharge!, check out this video from the 2011 retreat made by Focus the Nation Roots Fellows The Perennials Project for a glimpse of the action.

Focus the Nation selects twenty students, five from each Quadrant, who show passion, dedication, and drive to accelerate the transition to clean energy. The one week retreat includes a balance of intellectual rigor, collaborative practices, reflection and physical activity as it applies to building our clean energy future. APPLY TODAY for your chance to be a part of this life changing opportunity!

Applicant Criteria and Selection Process
College students between the ages of 18-28 who have a passion for clean energy are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be available to participate in the entire retreat. The cost of participation is covered by Focus the Nation.

Focus the Nation has designed the ReCharge! Retreat to not only enhance and explore the deeper-set of skills needed for Clean Energy Leadership but also to provide a supportive framework through the Forum-to-Action (F2A) program to implement what you learn at the retreat in your own community when you return to your campus in the fall.

To be considered as a Delegate for the 2012 ReCharge! Retreat, students will have either participated in the F2A program in the past or will make a commitment to serve as a Focus Coordinator, team member or peer mentor in the 2012-2013 F2A program cycle.

Two letters of reference are required as a part of your ReCharge! Application. At the end of the online application there is a space to upload these documents.

an Academic Letter of Reference (from a professor, academic advisor, former teacher etc)
a Community Letter of Reference (from a member of an organization, neighbor, faith-based institution, volunteer coordinator etc.)
In addition to describing why you should be chosen as a 2012 ReCharge! Delegate, each letter must indicate the name, relationship and contact information of the person writing the recommendation.

Please contact us with any questions about the application criteria and/or selction process.

Applications Due: April 1, 2012
Focus the Nation is seeking a diversity of participants with equal representation of all four quadrants

  • 5 Technicians
  • 5 Innovators
  • 5 Politicos
  • 5 Storytellers

The participants selected will also represent economic and ethnic diversity and come from both 4-year and 2-year campuses in rural and urban environments.

All applications will be reviewed by our ReCharge! selection panel and decisions will be made on the basis of

  • meeting our diversity requirements
  • assessment of applicant’s leadership skills
  • passion for clean energy
  • positive personal and/or professional references.

2012 ReCharge! Delegates Selected: April 20, 2012