The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat to our entire generation and should be addressed by society collectively, in addition to climate activists.
Youth Climate Action Team Inc. (YCAT) bridges the gap between non-climate groups and the climate movement by fostering student and non-climate group involvement in intersectional climate action to consolidate efforts against the climate crisis.
We are an international youth-led 501(c)(4) grassroots nonprofit that spans 3 continents and 9 countries. We work with mainly students and organizations indirectly tied to the climate crisis—political activism groups, women empowerment groups, science national honor societies, youth service groups, etc.—to both expand the climate movement and prepare our generation for the future. We strive to expand the climate movement to eliminate societal complacency and cultivate a diverse, collective, and empathetic movement.
WHO WE ARE
YCAT Inc. is based in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, but is composed of over 1,000+ in 5 continents and 18 countries around the world. We are led by a Board of Directors, which facilitates the actions of our 5 core teams and 2 subcommittees.
WHAT WE DO
YCAT Inc. achieves its mission through grassroots organizing to catalyze initiatives including lobbying, climate education, social-media campaigns, community congression, climate organizing workshops, school outreach, and direct action which have reached 200,000+ worldwide.
HOW WE DO IT
YCAT Inc. relies on the passion and energy of youth as prior generations have failed to act. We aim to provide low-commitment opportunities to members and volunteers to increase accessibility and operate as a top-heavy organization, where our Board of Directors does most of the work.