Sea Youth Rise Up

Sea Youth Rise Up is not a single organization's efforts. It's an initiative that provides a strong platform for today's brightest young minds who love the ocean and are interested in spreading new ideas that can work for the future of our blue planet. This initiative is 100% collaborative and focused on teamwork, building exciting strategies with like-minded organizations to fully engage the power of youth. Sea Youth Rise Up is a youth ocean and climate leader initiative that empowers and mobilizes young people to stand up for the ocean, generating discussion and action among youth about how the global community can work towards healing our blue planet, on World Ocean Day and throughout the year.

Collaboratively developed in 2015 by The Ocean Project, Big Blue & You, and the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, Sea Youth Rise Up supports youth from diverse backgrounds to develop into ocean champions and provides them with opportunities to connect  directly with policymakers and other decision makers. This initiative currently focuses on advocating for conservation policy improvements in the United States and we are actively looking to replicate this model internationally.

For more information about this annual campaign and to watch some of the summary videos, visit the Sea Youth Rise Up site.  Because of the pandemic, the Sea Youth Rise Up campaign was not held in person from 2020 - 2022 but returned in 2023 (see this blog post) and the 2024 campaign was bigger than ever!

Click here to watch the 7-minute Sea Youth Rise Up 2023 mini-documentary video.  The 2024 mini-documentary coming this summer!

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