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Voices of Youth

When influential young voices speak up, the world listens. You only need to look at climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s social media presence to be sure about that. In August 2018, Greta, a 16-year-old Swede, began leading global school strikes to press countries for action on climate change. Even before she was nominated for the Nobel peace prize in March 2019, she had more than 320,000 followers on Facebook and had inspired climate strikes at 1,325 schools in 98 countries. National presidents and corporate executives now take numbers to meet with her.

You never know when you’re going to find (or inspire) someone like Greta, but we think hepling to build a global network of youth leaders to explore climate change, ocean health and international collaboration in the context of Antarctica is a critical step.

There is power in numbers and geographic reach. Our comprehensive communications campaign will aim to influence stakeholders, generate awareness, and inspire others. By involving youth from 50 different countries, we can send a common message back to all corners of the world—to places as diverse and distant from each other as Argentina, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain. There are parties to the Antarctic Treaty on every continent.

 

Upcoming Expeditions

SOI expeditions are life-changing journeys to the Polar Regions to become educated, inspired and empowered young leaders. Learn more and apply!

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Alumni Program

SOI’s Alumni Program supports alumni in their continued growth and development and connects alumni with opportunities and resources.

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The SOI Foundation collaborates with a broad range of partners in areas such as youth scholarships, project and program development and communications.

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