Empowering the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
The Youth Climate Challenge is an immersive experience that connects students with leading climate scientists, practitioners, artists, and fellow youth. In challenge teams, students are guided and challenged to identify and analyze the climate impacts in their own communities. Together, they investigate climate strategies and solutions and formulate action plans to implement in their sphere of influence.
take the challenge
Are you interested in participating in the Youth Climate Challenge with your friends or classmates? Looking to make a difference around climate issues in your community?
The Climate Science Alliance Team is here to support you!
Below you will find the resources you need to take the Youth Climate Challenge today.
Youth Climate Challenge Program Packet
The Program Packet provides step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the Youth Climate Challenge and prepare your Challenge project. Follow along with the Program Videos below to develop your ideas and set your plan in motion.
Youth Climate Challenge Program Videos
Assemble your Challenge team and your Program Packet, and follow along as we guide you through the steps of the Youth Climate Challenge in these five engaging video tutorials. We invite you to meet other Challenge teams below for inspiration on your projects.
Welcome and Introduction
Identifying the Problem
Finding Solutions that Matter
Moving Forward with Intention
**Spanish Language Resources Coming Soon!**
meet the teams
American Indian Students Initiative
Navajo Reservation, Tohono-O’odam Reservation, & San Carlos Reservation in Arizona
Establishing environmental programs at 3 different schools on 3 Native American Reservations.
the inaugural challenge
2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit
In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Climate Science Alliance, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals convened the second Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit in August 2019. The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with this event and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America.
Learn more about the Summit: