A global network of student hubs of hubs of learning and engagement for the SDGs, as well as drivers of new solutions to local problems.
Many students want to contribute to global issues such as climate warming and poverty - but do not know how. They do not know enough about the topics, how to engage or act on them. The SDG Students Program are semi-virtual, semi-physical community hubs of learning and local action. These hubs educate university students about the SDGs, and train them into a supporters who will carry the importance of sustainability into their future work upon graduation.
SDG Students Program
You don't have to study environmental engineering or international relations to make a difference. Build your foundational knowledge in sustainable development by attending locally run workshops or our global webinars.
Your campus' SDG Coordinator will teach you the basics. Meet and collaborate with like-minded peers in your campus Hub. Join our online network, and also meet our global community!
Sustainability is relevant to all parts of our lives. It may be the main focus of our work, but we also aim to connect our activities to your priorities as a student. Whether it be exploring green jobs, how to highlight sustainability skills, developing professional skills - we want this experience to be as rewarding as possible for you.
Learn and build essential professional and personal skills, whilst making a positive impact. Our SDG Coordinators are able to apply skills in stakeholder management, project management, leadership, partnerships, negotiation, marketing and impact assessment.
Community. Friends. People are constantly rated the number one reason why people love being a part of SDSN Youth. We're one team, working towards one goal, of achieving the 17 goals.
No need to reinvent the wheel. By joining our network, we'll provide the training and resources to set you up for success. Whether it be contacts to faculty, Dean, Vice-Chancellor, government or institutions - we got you.
There are two ways to join the SDG Students Program.
Hub Members join their campus community to learn about the SDGs and participate in group projects to apply their learning. Joining as a Hub Member is a great way to casually introduce yourself to sustainable development.
If you are looking for a more active role, each Hub also has 'Hub Leadership'. These are Hub Members who work closely with the SDG Coordinator to lead certain portfolios i.e. Workshops, Operations, Marketing, etc. Get in touch with your local SDG Coordinator for more detail.
Join a Hub via the SDG Students Program website.
SDG Coordinators support SDSN Youth’s mandate by working in SDSN member universities around the world to mobilize students around the SDGs.
SDG Coordinators will work with local SDSN networks to ensure that all students in their university/campus are aware of the SDGs, understand their importance to the wider community, and have opportunities to take action towards their implementation during their studies, and after they graduate.
Commitment and Expectations
Full application details will be out during active recruitment cycles (typically May).
How does the SDSN Youth Executive Team select the member organizations?
The selection process consists of a criteria list:
Who does the SDSN Youth Membership Program work with?
Universities, academic and cultural institutions, university teams, student associations, youth-led organizations, research institutions, community initiatives, and digital platforms.
What are the benefits of joining the Youth Membership Program?
What are some of the opportunities Member Organizations have as part of the program?
On March 27th, the SDG Students Program, an SDSN Youth initiative, hosted its first non-english event for students in Mexico and Latin America.
On April 2nd, our student network joined six young health advocates for an interactive discussion on the intersectionality of climate justice and health equity.