The Shape of a Changemaker
Sustainable Youth in Action is now the S.O.A.C (Shape of a Changemaker), a global consultancy supporting young people at every step of their changemaker journey. At SOAC, we are committed to developing the next generation of powerful leaders through project development, leadership training, and mental health advocacy & support.
Leadership is Temporary...
Changemaking is Forever
At SOAC our work is concentrated in three areas, all of which play a huge role in the development of a changemaker
Leadership Training + Workshops
We provide trainings and workshops that help young people acquire leadership skills such as speaking, managing projects/teams, and thinking strategically
We help young people develop projects and businesses that tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.
Mental Health Support & Leadership Burnout
We are a huge proponent of self-care and normalizing mental health. Especially for young leaders who come from marginalized/disadvantaged backgrounds and communities.
Facts & Figures
Young People Reached
After COVID-19 upended in-person operations, SOAC was able to return to the drawing board and strategize for sustained engagement. By switching to a virtual format for presentations and workshops, SOAC was able to double its reach and impact of resources.
SOAC has participated in events both in the U.S. and abroad advocating for innovative ideas for the UN's SDGs. SOAC's founder is a regular speaker with the MMUN global conference and the State Department's PAYLP program.
Grant Funding for Young People
SOAC in its former years as SYA was able to invest in young changemakers working at the local level. The SOAC grants will be returning, only this time with a focus on initiatives and educational pursuits aimed at treating mental health in black and brown communities.
Let's Work Together
Are you a student passionate about tackling social issues? Or maybe a teacher who desires to learn more on how you can support young changemakers? Send us an email and let's work together.