The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) promotes higher education and encourages development of the next generation of community leaders by helping Menominee Nation and other Native youth build leadership skills. The SLC’s goal is to ignite interest and broaden understanding of sustainability through place-based experiences.

The SLC is committed to incorporating cultural values and encouraging inter-generational learning and teaching. SLC is a hands-on internship that allows for critical and holistic thinking. The SLC provides students the tools and skills to be innovative leaders and positive role models for their community and the world.

This year’s theme, Nepēw, water, will explore STEM subjects through indigenous knowledge of our environment. Students will develop the skills to become the next generation of indigenous leaders.