We are an international collection of young people who, in partnership with Penn State University Sustainability Institute and the Club of Rome, believe that every young person – regardless of their economic, social, or cultural situation - should contribute to the policies that impact their future. These global listening sessions aim to collect the concerns, fears, and excitement of a diverse young generation and share this information with policymakers at the local, regional, national, and international levels, corporate partners so they can better serve a generation of consumers and, maybe most importantly, back with the youth participants so they know they are not alone. Driven by our global network of program Associates, the listening sessions are designed to better understand the areas of concern and excitement that young people aged 15-30 have about the future. Visit the Listening Session Page for more detailed information.
Our Philosophy As an organization, we are always exploring our values and acknowledging we will always have room to grow. At this moment, we have identified three key values that underpin our work
We are rooted in radical inclusivity, embracing an individual's full range of experiences, identities, & backgrounds, and are committed to that full representation on our coordination team;
We are dedicated to confronting systems of social, economic, & environmental injustices; and
All people must have a chance at a right livelihood and the opportunity to do honest work that dignifies other people and our natural world.