A Full-Day Conference with interactive panels, engaging speakers, and project development resources.


Our annual grant is open to young changemakers located in the United States who have a solution or idea for tackling an issue that is pertinent to their local community.


On February 29, 2020, SYA presented its’ inaugural ThinkLab competition where local issues met local solutions. This event empowered young minds and provided a competitive atmosphere of innovation. We want to congratulate everyone who particpated!

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About Sustainable Youth in Action

Sustainable Youth in Action is a grassroots, non-profit dedicated to empowering young minds to solve issues in their own communities. SYA carries out its work by providing a support network, leadership training, and project development BY youth, FOR youth.

SYA fosters local innovation, initiative, and inspiration. We believe in the power of young individuals everywhere to be leaders and provoke positive social change. We strive to help youth recognize their true potential. 

For about 1 Year, I served as the founding Chief Financial Officer for Sustainable Youth in Action. Quickly, I realized that SYA was exactly where I belonged. My position has taught me so much but above all else, it has taught me to take initiative even when the tasks at hand aren’t so clear. I’m excited to be using my skills and talents at Deloitte. But rest assured, SYA will forever be in my heart!

Victoria Baldwin

CFO 2018 - 2019

For the Spring of 2019, I was the advocacy intern for Sustainable Youth in Action. The experiences I had during the internship – including securing a full-tuition scholarship for the fashion show winner – have allowed me to stand out as a scholar. In fact, I was recently admitted early into Medical School at the University of Texas School of Medicine. Thanks to SYA for the experience of a lifetime!

Yousef Rafati

Intern, 2018-2019

Sustainable Youth in Action