Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (SYCAN) empowers teens to address climate change in their communities through education, leadership, and action. Our ultimate goal is to support youth-led action on climate change.
The Seattle Youth Climate Action Network was launched by Woodland Park Zoo in January 2015 with initial funding from The Ocean Project, and in partnership with Seattle Aquarium and Pacific Science Center. Since then, more than 600 teens have participated in monthly events, trainings, action campaigns, leadership opportunities, and our annual Youth Climate Action Summit.
In late 2017, the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences called Catalyzing Communities. This grant supports the work of SYCAN in a unique way by providing space and resources for us to rethink and rebuild our model. Moving forward, we are focused on (1) working collectively with a community of organizations to support youth-led work, and (2) centering equity and environmental justice every step of the way. Through the work with IMLS, we hope to create a model that we can share with other organizations who plan to do similar work.