RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network Launches SDG Online Training Modules

May 11, 2020

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network will host a virtual showcase this Wednesday May 13 from 6-7:45pm to celebrate the launch of the SDG Online Training Modules, a year long project sponsored by a grant from The Turner Foundation. The goal of the project was to provide training in identifying social, economic, and ecological sustainability needs of RCE member communities as well as teaching skills for collaborating with diverse stakeholders to create and implement action projects. The program also focuses on equipping our Youth Network and other RCE members to work together to be sustainable development problem solvers.  

You can learn more about the launch of the SDG Online Training Modules in this article published by UNITAR, which is providing the digital platform to host the e-learning modules in a course titled: “Youth & The Sustainable Development Goals”. The free training course will be released on May 13 and can be accessed by clicking this course link and creating a UNITAR account. Upon completion of the course, you can qualify for a “Certificate of Completion” from UNITAR. The course contains six Modules with the purpose to provide an introduction to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, and 13 with examples of local community, industry, and international case studies that work to address those SDGs. Anyone from around the world belonging to any age group and sector, not just student youth, are welcome to complete the course.

The showcase will include:

  • Remarks from the project partners at CIFAL Atlanta (Kennesaw State University) and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (Georgia Tech)
  • Presentations from Venssa Godinez, student manager of the project, and several student SDG Fellows showcasing the Modules and all the work that went into developing their content
  • Remarks from case study partners at Center for Sustainable Communities, GLOBE, and Comunidad Connect as well as the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Nadia Theodore.

RSVP here by midnight tonight to receive instructions on attending the virtual event. The student SDG fellows and our many partners have worked hard to develop these Modules, so we hope you’ll join us to congratulate them and learn more about their work!

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network is also excited to announce an opportunity for small grant awards for SDG Projects in the Atlanta Community. The deadline for the grant application is June 1 (midnight EST). Learn more via the Grant Description and the Grant Application: https://tinyurl.com/SDGgrant. There are 2 grant opportunities for current students (high school - college) of $400 each and 2 grant opportunities for non-students of $600 each. We welcome anyone who is working on a collaborative project that demonstrates a strong commitment to education and action around the UN SDGs in the Atlanta region to apply.

The showcase is hosted by RCE Greater Atlanta, with support from CIFAL Atlanta, the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR), and The Turner Foundation. To find out more about RCE Greater Atlanta and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), check out our website.