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Who We Are

A global community of young leaders and their allies, collaborating to slow climate change, in connection with the other Sustainable Development Goals.

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Our Mission

To make it easier for youth to get involved and remain involved in climate and sustainable development work and to foster meaningful collaboration with youth.

Our Vision

A world that enables young climate and sustainable development leaders to elevate their voice and maximize their impact.


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Youth Allies Initiative

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Our Partners & Supporters

Key Partners & Sponsors

The YCC Story begins with believing. The Climate Initiative (TCI), took a chance on our Founder, Pooja Tilvawala, when they chose her as their first Climate Career Winner in October 2020. Thanks to their sponsorship and support, YCC was born. TCI is based in a small coastal Maine town on the forefront of climate change. They are a non-partisan, solutions-based organization that believes youth are key to solving the climate challenge. Their goal is to develop a cohesive youth voice that influences decision-makers to embrace climate solutions and their aim is to educate, empower, and activate 10 million youth to reach this goal by 2025. Learn more here!

Merlyn Climate Grants helps fund the planning, testing, launch, and scaling of our Climate Courage Workshops. Merlyn Climate Grants supports young people ages 13 to 30 who take the lead in bringing the public’s attention to the climate challenge in New England and New York. The workshops assist leaders 13 to 35 in learning how to manage their feelings caused by climate change, create a self-care plan, and build their emotional resilience. Learn more here!

The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas, helps fund the launch of our Dare to Envision Podcast and Platform.