In 2015, SDSN launched its official youth division, SDSN Youth, to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions. Since its launch, SDSN Youth has grown to encompass a team of over 140 young volunteers from over 30 countries, with a wide range of programs that have engaged tens of thousands of young people around the world.
SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs. SDSN Youth also works to connect young people globally to exchange ideas, share experiences and collaborate to achieve the SDGs.
In addition to regional/national projects, the SDSN Youth team leads global initiatives including:
- Local Pathways Fellowship – a training and leadership for young leaders from 50 different cities, to create and champion local roadmaps for sustainable development implementation in their communities.
- Global Schools Program – a training and leadership program for young advocates to support the Global Action Program and work with teachers and schools to teach the SDGs in classrooms around the world.
- Youth Solutions Report – an accelerator program which identifies, celebrates and supports 50 youth-led projects and ideas that are working towards the implementation of the SDGs in communities worldwide.
Interested in learning more or getting involved? Send all inquiries to:
Chris Bell, SDSN Canada Youth Coordinator — firstname.lastname@example.org