Sierra Student Coalition

SSC meeting

Courtesy Sasha Shahidi


The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a network of high school and college students from across the country working to protect the environment. The SSC is the youth-run (age 14-30) chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.

The mission of the SSC is to develop leaders for the environmental movement by training, empowering, and organizing youth to run effective campaigns that result in tangible environmental victories.

Unlike most national organizations, the SSC is youth-run. Youth not only set our national campaign priorities, they develop new resources, design and run our trainings programs, and support the SSC’s volunteer network. A small staff supports the SSC’s programs and volunteers.
With more than 250 groups nationwide, the SSC develops environmental leaders through its award-winning grassroots training programs and works to maximize our campus-based effectiveness through the creation and maintenance of state and regional networks of high school and college students. Find out how you can get involved with the Sierra Student Coalition!

The SSC’s national headquarters are located in the Sierra Club’s National Legislative office in Washington, DC. It offers unpaid internships throughout the year at our DC office. For more information, see