Every year, BCCIC organizes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Bootcamp to a group of motivated and engaged youth who are interested in becoming active SDG changemakers in their own communities. The Bootcamp is a dynamic and practice-focused training program that approaches the SDGs as a transformational agenda and seeks to educate, mentor, and inspire its participants to promote social change and sustainable practices.
With its focus on public engagement, the course helps participants foster the skills needed to effectively communicate and create dialogue that will promote social change related to the SDGs. As a part of the course, participants develop leadership skills and learn about leveraging the SDGs for transformation change. As the course also aims to provide mentorship, participants are given opportunities to practice their personal, social, and systems skills to push for a more sustainable future.
Throughout the program, the group is immersed in presentations in communities around BC and learning from experts on topics like conflict, social change, and systems thinking. This bootcamp comes to a close with a delegation to the High-Level Political Forum in New York where bootcampers are able to put the skills they have formed and practiced to the test.