Sustainable Development Challenge

39 Lessons
44 Enrolled
2 hours

About Course

Are you a youth who is passionate about seeing change happen in your community? Have you accepted the challenge – the Sustainable Development Challenge – and are working on creating a project that addresses a social and/or environmental issue? Then this course  is for you!

In this course, you will be equipped with all that you need to know to prepare for and excel in the upcoming Sustainable Development Challenge. This will be a guide to create your Abstract for the SDC, and beyond that, to develop lifelong skills of self-reflection,  critical thinking, and solution creation.

The Sustainable Development Challenge is a program for Okanagan youth to engage in and impact the 17 United Nations’ Global Goals. Youth can bring their voice to the issues they care about through one of two programs: Project & Pitch or Arts for Social Change.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Exploring your interests and skills
  • How to build an effective team
  • Breaking down big issues, like Social Justice, Equality, and Decolonization
  • How to align your project with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Analyzing an identified problem and creating solutions
  • Action Planning
  • Practical skills, like setting SMART goals and Budget-making

Course Content


  • Introduction
  • Self-awareness and Authenticity
  • Skills and Interests
  • What is Teamwork?
  • Breaking down teamwork
  • Elements of Effective Teamwork
  • Conclusion

Big Issues

Social Impact and the SDGs

Identifying a Problem

Finding The Solution

Project Creation (Thinking Big and Far)

Final module: Developing your project
This is the final module of this course


Earn a certificate

Add this certificate to your resume to demonstrate your skills for leading social change

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