The TAC model is one of student ownership. After a week-long kick off camping retreat in August at UniCamp, a facility staffed by UCLA student volunteers, a key group of 10-15 students (“Ambassadors”) from each campus receive an intense one day follow up leadership training in September.

We call that training Training of Trainers (TOT). Students return to their campuses and recruit 20-30 more students to run ongoing leadership campaign activities. The newly formed Leadership Councils go on 3-4 camping retreats and additional TOT days throughout the year to learn project management, communications, teambuilding and environmental education.