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The Sierra Club Foundation’s goal is to end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels; reverse the social, economic, and environmental damage caused by global climate change; restore, connect, and protect healthy ecosystems so that wildlife and wilderness can thrive; and successfully transition to a clean, green, renewable energy economy that better serves people and nature.
As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support charitable scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further The Sierra Club Foundation's mission.
The Sierra Student Coalition is training the next generation of environmental leaders to fight for climate justice. SPROG is an opportunity for youth environmentalists to come together to build on grassroots organizing skills and be surrounded by other passionate and motivated individuals. SPROG is organized by a volunteer, youth-led trainings team and is designed to train organizers in the youth climate movement to end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels; reverse the social, economic, and environmental damage caused by global climate change.
Participants are provided with the knowledge and confidence to apply trainings and launch local projects to bring about positive change in their communities. At SPROG, trainers discuss the intersection between the environmental movement and other social justice movements and how we can work together towards a common goal and a better future. Individuals of all identities are encouraged to come learn about how we can focus our strengths towards collective liberation and organizing for change. Our goal is to make this program as inclusive and accessible as possible to all youth in the Northeast region so that people leave empowered to create change in their campus, Sierra Club, local government, co-op, and other communities.
Sprog is a 100% charitable (C3) activity where we teach administrative advocacy and charitable organizing. Providing housing, food, training, and activities to 40 people comes with a cost. Most of our potential trainees cannot afford to pay the $350 tuition rate and travel costs to New Hampshire. Our team commitment to accessibility has led to fundraising to offer need-based scholarships covering tuition tuition and travel costs for as many sproggers as possible! We also need to raise money to cover the travel expenses of speakers and trainers for the program. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by June 22nd, 2014. We need your help to meet our goal and put on the most successful environmental activist training program New England has ever seen! We appreciate any and all donations within your means.
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