Like many other issues, climate change disproportionately impacts Black people in this country. The Youth Climate Strike Coalition is committed to fighting for climate justice, which means fighting for justice for Black lives.

In an expression of our solidarity with the Movement For Black Lives, the Youth Climate Strike Coalition has unanimously voted to change the Youth Climate Action Fund — the fund we created ahead of the September 20 Climate Strikes to directly support youth climate organizers on the ground — to the Youth Direct Action Fund, in order to open up these much-needed funds to all organizers immediately.

This fund, which is administered by a youth committee, has granted out over $200,000 since it was created last year, and we look forward to supporting more of the organizing happening across the country right now.