Sierra Student Coalition


The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment. 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 more than 13,000 students and 250 groups nationwide, 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.

About Us



Volunteer Resources

How to start an SSC Affiliate group in your community

No youth in the halls of Congress?!

On March 25, Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) student leader, Caroline Engle, wrote an email that was delivered to hundreds of thousands of Sierra Club supporters all across the country. The email was overwhelmingly successful! Her story was touching.
Care About Climate

SSC Cares About Climate

The Sierra Student Coalition is working with Care About Climate to promote the climate symbol. We encourage individuals and organizations to use this symbol in their marketing materials and on social media to united the climate movement.
This weekend’s activists and organizers in front of a shale gas rig in Montrose, PA. Photo cred: Spencer Johnson

From the Shale Fields of Pennsylvania

by Karissa Gerhke, SSC National Director
Youth Art at People's Climate March

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Make Strides for Clean Energy Investment

By Lauren Moore, Junior Environmental Studies major at UNC