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Launching the Solutions Movement in 2021

This year, we’re launching our most ambitious project yet: to raise $10 million dollars to support youth-led energy and climate solutions.

The Launching the Solutions Movement campaign aims to secure $10 million in capital to deploy under the Ecosystem Strategy recently developed by Student Energy. Representing the biggest fundraising push in Student Energy’s history, this campaign will unlock direct-to-youth funding within Student Energy’s programs – a missing key ingredient to empowering global youth to influence local energy systems.

Student Energy's programs are seeing unprecedented levels of demand, as young people are more determined than ever to implement innovative climate solutions in their communities. Grow with us.

2021 Student Energy by the numbers

12,533,000

Lifetime Digital Content Views (youtube + website)

120,000

Dollars directed to youth

925

Mentorship Hours per Year

1,000+

Waitlisted Youth for Programs

10

Million dollars Funding Stewarded to Date

28

Full-Time Staff

ALUMNI INSPIRATION

KAKEMBO GALABUZI BRIAN

2015

 Inspired by a speaker at the International Student Energy Summit 2015,  pitched his idea for the Waste to Energy Youth Project

2015-2017

Develops company that transitions East African consumers from wood fuel to fuel briquettes manufactured from waste.  For the first 2 years of his company, received no initial investment and lacked essential mentorship.

2018

Winner of Greenpreneurs prize, mentorship, and support through Student Energy, YCL, GGGI partnership

2020

Has engaged over 200 young people, and  the project has become a fully fledged commercial enterprise with 12 full-time and 4 part-time staff.

Student Energy Ecosystem

 

THINK IT
ENERGY SYSTEMS
MAP & YOUTUBE
CHAPTERS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
ENERGY SUMMIT
EDUCATE
INSPIRE
UNITE
TRY IT
GLOBAL YOUTH
ENERGY OUTLOOK
LEADER
FELLOWSHIP
SEVENGEN
APPLY IT
  YOUTH ADVISORY
COUNCILS
EMPOWER
IMAGINATION
CAREER TRAINING
LAUNCH IT
SPACE FOR YOUTH
RESOURCE TO YOUTH
SUSTAIN IT
GUIDED
VENTURES
   INSPIRED

Introducing Student Energy Ventures

Student Energy Ventures will be Student Energy’s flagship direct-to-youth funding program aimed at accelerating youth-led clean energy project development globally. Ventures will accomplish this by offering its global cohort of youth access to an unparalleled level of direct funding, training and entrepreneurial support to develop youth-led clean energy projects. The program will result in a significant volume of deployed clean energy projects, the creation of a new skilled workforce equipped with knowledge and experiences needed to build the energy system of the future, and an accelerated global clean energy transition.

By supporting youth to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and support systems for their initiatives, Ventures allows young people to launch tangible community clean energy projects.

Simultaneously, Ventures gives a cohort of global youth the critical early career experiences they need to be lifelong problem-solvers and entrepreneurs.

Launching the Solutions Movement

The Funding Gap

The capital campaign is a way to proactively meet the growing demand of Student Energy’s program ecosystem, as well as the direct-to-youth funding aspirations of Ventures.

  • Chapters: 80-90 chapters on the waitlist, and 3-5 new expressions of interest (EOIs) weekly
  • Leaders: 600 applicants for the 2020 cohort; doubled intake since 2019 and yet we rejected 422 candidates
  • Ventures: Goal is to provide direct-to-youth funding for 10,000 youth-led shovel-to-ground projects by 2030
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