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.