Take Action!

In the State of Youth Action Program, young people can take action as either a Chapter or an Action Developer. 

What is a Chapter? 

The dictionary defines a chapter as “a local division of a larger organization”. As our Chapter, you will represent State of Youth in your local community. We rely on you, our Chapters, to bring our mission to live in your community! 


What is an Action Developer? 

Action Developers are individual changemakers who represent State of Youth in their community. They create projects relating to children’s rights or the Sustainable Development Goals. Although they create the idea alone, they can rely on others in the community to help them carry out their project. 


What is a Fund Catcher? 

A Fund Catcher is an experienced changemaker or Chapter Leader who receives a small amount of seed money for their project. The amount of money is dependent on the location of the changemaker. Projects in the Fund Catcher stage should be very detailed and well-thought through. 


State of Youth strongly believes that in order to create a sustainable youth movement, there has to be a combination of online and offline action. We rely on our Chapters and changemakers to mobilize as many young people around the Sustainable Development Goals and Children’s Rights as possible, anywhere in the world! 

How does it work?

First of all, you can decide if you want to join an existing chapter or if you want to start your own.
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What do we expect of a chapter?

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How to organize activities

As a Chapter, you will create activities around our three pillars: awareness, advocacy and action.
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As a changemaker (Action Developer or Chapter Leader) you will organize activities to give a voice to youth on the most important issues of our time: the Sustainable Development Goals, through a Children's Rights perspective. Examples of activities could be to organize fundraisers, host workshops or lectures, and establish relationships with local service partners such as other non-profits and local media to raise awareness as well. As a Chapter Leader you are the lead for your local chapter. You are the point of contact for State of Youth, and responsible for the activities and commitment of your chapter. 

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Possibility of Training and Certificates

As a changemaker, we want you to be able to create activities with the maximum impact. This is why, State of Youth and KidsRights offer you the possibility to attend our three available trainings, in the form of an e-module. The three trainings, which you can choose from are: 

1. Lobby and advocacy – mobilizing support 

2. Local fundraising 

Please note: you will receive only one certificate. So you are free to follow also other training, but you will get the certificate only for ONE of them. Which one is up to you! The certificate will be generated with your name and exam date on it. We hope these certificates will help you to get recognition for your fundraising or lobby work and support you in your further career! 

Action Pillars

As a changemaker, you will create activities around our three action pillars

Create awareness

A crucial tool for initiating action is awareness and education. By spreading factual information surrounding the SDGs, we are able to encourage people to speak up about their experiences and help advocate for their own rights.


We aim to advocate for systemic change through policy and legislative reforms regarding the SDGs by creating a space for young people to have a seat at the table. The outcome of our quarterly preferendum serves as your main instrument for this pillar.

Take part in the action program

As a changemaker, we expect you to empower other young people by convincing them their ideas CAN make a difference and inspire them to apply to the State of Youth Action Program if you or they have an idea for a project.