Welcome to the Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship (ARCYF) , where we cultivate the next generation of positive youth leaders who are committed to building resilient Arctic communities. Our program brings together 21 exceptional youth from Canada, Greenland, and the United States, who are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities.
Through diverse experiential learning opportunities, ARCYF fellows learn how to participate in and benefit from responsible, sustainable, and inclusive Arctic economic development and natural resource management. They broaden their worldview and witness firsthand the philosophies and lifestyles of other communities throughout the Arctic, while participating in comprehensive knowledge transfer to help inform their goals for community development.
ARCYF provides a productive outlet for young leaders to collaborate with their international peers, increase cross-cultural competencies, and participate in enriching travel experiences. Fellows receive valuable opportunities to visit alike communities in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, while also sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Through monthly virtual seminars with subject matter experts and in-person workshops, our fellows engage in inter-regional discussions and community-based research on topics that matter most to Arctic communities. From climate change, biodiversity, pollution, green energy technology, sustainable resource/economic/infrastructure development, local-scale planning, Indigenous cultural practices and rights, to Arctic governance, our fellows explore the most pressing issues facing Arctic communities today.
The program culminates with each fellow applying what they have learned and is responsible for working with a community mentor to propose a project that improves the resilience of their community. Our program equips our fellows with the necessary tools and knowledge to make a positive impact in their communities and create a brighter future for the Arctic. Join us at ARCYF, where the future of the Arctic is in good hands.