The Sierra Club Foundation’s goal is to end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels; reverse the social, economic, and environmental damage caused by global climate change; restore, connect, and protect healthy ecosystems so that wildlife and wilderness can thrive; and successfully transition to a clean, green, renewable energy economy that better serves people and nature.
As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support charitable scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further The Sierra Club Foundation's mission.
Help the Sierra Student Coalition work towards a vision for a clean and just energy future! One of the best things we can do in support of this vision is to give young people the skills they need to become empowered leaders in their own communities. Some of the best and brightest leaders of the youth climate movement today first got involved in the movement by attending one of the SSC’s Summer Grassroots Leadership Training Program (Sprogs for short). An investment in Sprog is an investment in the future of the movement, one that will pay dividends to the movement for years to come. Sprog is a 100% charitable (C3) activity where we teach administrative advocacy and charitable organizing.
Right now the SSC is fundraising to make the program accessible to more folks. You can help send a youth to Sprog by making a contribution to a program near you. Each program has a goal to raise $2,000 to help make Sprog affordable, but the more we can raise collectively, the more scholarships we can offer.
We have a incredible team of trainers preparing this years Midwest Sprog that will take place in Hartland, WI from July 26th- Aug 4. The trainers are student volunteers and have been coordinating with other Sprogs nationally to create curriculum as well as coordinate logistics. They also work within their regional Sprog groups to fundraise, organize and coordinate a program that strengthens local movements while welcoming young people from across the country to attend and learn about issues local to the area by gaining skills that can then be applied in their communities.
Read about the students dedicating their time to support our movement and create spaces for young people to learn and grow in the climate justice movement, as our 2018 Midwest Sprog trainers, in the photos above!
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