Youth Leadership Summit

Youth climate leadership summit


February 2025 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins

The Climate Leadership Summit is an interactive experience organized by students, for students in the Northern Colorado region.


As a unique collaboration between the Sustainable Living Association, Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability and the Poudre School District Career & Innovation Department, this event will engage students to learn from each other and from the foremost leaders of climate science.


This next-generation climate education event is youth-developed, youth-driven, and youth-led. Registration will open in Summer 2024.

Join other High School and Middle School STUDENTS to build your climate literacy, explore environmental careers and learn about collaborative leadership. Space is limited to 400 students!!! 

Climate Literacy

Climate literacy isn’t just a fancy term – it’s a superpower that empowers you to understand, navigate, and address the challenges posed by climate change. So, what does climate literacy mean for you?

Knowledge is Power

Climate literacy is all about understanding how our planet's climate works, how humans are impacting it, and what that means for our future. It's like having a roadmap to understand the changes happening around us.

Making Informed Choices

When you're climate literate, you can make informed choices in your daily life. From choosing sustainable transportation options to reducing waste, every action you take can make a difference in combating climate change.

Empowering Advocacy

Being climate literate means you're equipped to speak up and advocate for policies and practices that protect our planet. Whether it's through grassroots activism or engaging with policymakers, your voice matters in shaping a sustainable future.

Building Resilience

Climate literacy also helps us prepare for the impacts of climate change, from extreme weather events to shifts in ecosystems. By understanding these challenges, we can work together to build resilient communities that can adapt and thrive in a changing climate.

Environmental Careers

As the stewards of tomorrow, you hold the key to shaping a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.


In a world where environmental challenges loom large, the need for passionate, innovative, and dedicated individuals to lead the charge for sustainability has never been greater.


We invite you to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery in the vibrant realm of environmental careers. From renewable energy to conservation biology, from environmental engineering to sustainable agriculture, the opportunities are as vast and diverse as the ecosystems we strive to protect.

Program Presenters & Agenda

more details coming soon

The program open at 9am with a Keynote Address form one of CSU’s foremost leaders of climate science. Students then have an opportunity to participate in three rounds of Breakout Sessions followed by lunch, with table talks hosted by graduate students. The event wraps up with a Closing Keynote, fun giveaways and a farewell message from our student coordinators.



We are seeking sustainably-minded partners to support our Youth Climate series of events. By teaming up with SLA you will be demonstrating your commitment to sustainability and youth empowerment while gaining significant exposure to a dedicated and engaged environmentally conscious audience.


Your support will directly contribute to the education and empowerment of young climate advocates, fostering a generation equipped to tackle climate change. Join us and help elevate the voices of our youth – they have a lot to say! Contact us for details.