Benefits for Youth Climate Court Trial Organizers

Benefits for the organizers

Besides the benefits a trial will have for local governments and besides the benefits to fighting the climate crisis, the experience of organizing and conducting a Youth Climate Court trial will also have benefits for the young people who do this work. They will:

  • learn how courts work
  • learn how to plan out a persuasive argument and present it publicly
  • learn how to organize a creative project
  • learn how local governments work
  • gain experience in how to interact with government officials
  • effect real change in real government policies and actions
  • help fight the climate crisis
  • make new friends
  • have tons of fun working on an important and worthwhile project with friends

That adds up to a lot of valuable learning. If this project were done as an independent study project it could earn academic credit as well.