Sierra Student Coalition

Founded in 1991, the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working for just, sustainable communities and the protection of the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.

Our mission is simple: "to train, empower, and organize youth to run effective campaigns that result in tangible environmental victories and that develop leaders for the environmental movement." With a national reach, the SSC develops environmental leaders through our award-winning grassroots trainings programs and works to maximize our campus-based effectiveness through the creation and maintenance of state and regional networks of high school and college students.

Unlike most national organizations, the SSC is youth-run. Guided by the youth executive committee, they not only set our national priorities and plan our campaigns; they develop new resources, design and run our trainings programs, and support the SSC's volunteer network. A small staff teamsupports the SSC's programs and volunteers.

Recent articles

Students share EPA’s importance on campus

Students share EPA's importance on campus
Our interns have been raising awareness at UNM and NMSU about the importance of the EPA and its impacts on our state and campuses ... Read More

Municipal Waste Alleycat Race, October 20

Municipal Waste Alleycat Race, October 20
Alleycat with Gatos Calleros touring Albuquerque's toxic SuperFund sites. Come ride and learn about toxic waste in Albuquerque and how to protect its cleanup. Brought to you by the UNM Sierra Student Coalition ... Read More

El Paso Group forms Sierra Student Coalition

El Paso Group forms Sierra Student Coalition
By Neysa Hardin, El Paso Group Sierra Student Coalition leader On Sept. 8, Americas High School Sierra Student Coalition partnered with the Chamizal National Memorial to celebrate International Literacy Day. SSC students performed a reader’s theater of the children’s story “The Campfire ... Read More