One Up Action (OUA) is a youth-led nonprofit supporting marginalized youth combating the climate crisis by providing them the resources to make their scientific climate solutions a reality and take direct action in their communities. OUA mobilizes youth in hyper-local climate actions, and distributes microgrants to young POC working on science and/or technological solutions. OUA's core values focus on community strength, serving the greater good, equity, and inclusion. To execute these values, we provide underserved neighborhoods with resources, funding, and support needed to start a chapter. The chapters are encouraged to implement projects to increase sustainability/conservation.
Not My Generation is committed to creating and convening diverse, intersectional
coalitions in partnership with young gun violence prevention organizers in cities and
communities across the country. Key to our organizing strategy is the coalition model;
the NMG National Team supports our local coalitions across the country as they work to
break down silos within the gun violence prevention movement and ensure that young,
diverse individuals are represented and active in their community's gun violence
Breaking Book Barriers is an online platform for students in the US to trade in their old prep books for new ones. SAT, ACT, and AP books are incredibly expensive, particularly when students need several of these books throughout their high school careers. At Breaking Book Barriers, their goal is to ensure that all students have access to test prep material and are well equipped to succeed on standardized tests. Users can register on the website and choose the books that they need. These books will then be shipped out to them for free. Users can keep books for as long as they need, and then re-list them when they are done with their test. We keep up our inventory by asking for donations of your used books. We are currently looking for team members, both to work on the initiative virtually(marketing, content creation, etc) and to start a chapter of Breaking Book Barriers in their community. Please email if you are interested!
Student Art Spaces is a global teen-led initiative uplifting underserved young artists through events and education. Since 2018, they have started chapters in 9 cities spanning the US and Canada, raised over $6,000 for our cause, and reached more than 300 artists. By giving women, POC, and low-income artists a voice, SAS ensures that the art world is an accessible space for everyone.
Sophrosyne Mental Health raises awareness around mental illness by providing education and resources to help fight against the stigma. They are partnered with the Youth Activism Project, and based in Massachusetts.
A not-for-profit organization that focuses on 3 main factors: increasing awareness of mental health issues, offering free consultations (student to student) in an aim to reduce stress for students, and creating a community so that students can have a platform to talk to other students. To achieve this, they have promoted different social media campaigns, like our Positivity Campaign and Empower Interview Campaign, consulted with various students across the world, and created a thriving Discord community (now a Gratitude Plus Circle) through which students can feel open to share their feelings.
We are prepared to take on the nation’s top leaders to make our voices heard. Our generation has grown up watching school shootings destroy lives and then get swept out of the spotlight. We refuse to let this happen again.