JCI Active Citizen Framework

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We are young active citizens all over the world. Living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Are you a young active citizen? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join us on this journey of local action for global impact.

Take Action & Provide Sustainable Solutions

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.

Active Citizen Framework™

Today’s global challenges require innovative and creative solutions. JCI empowers young people to become active citizens, take responsibility for global challenges in their community and identify targeted, sustainable solutions. Motivated by the passion to transform their community and the world, JCI members have the courage to address the most critical challenges of our time.

Designed to address all types of community challenges, the Active Citizen FrameworkTM outlines a methodology for conducting grassroots projects, building sustainable solutions that address a community’s most urgent need. Together, these grassroots projects from around the world create global change.

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The Global Goals

JCI and The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. During the 2015 JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan, nearly 120 JCI National Organizations signed the Kanazawa Declaration, committing the organization to advancing the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

These 17 goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and combat climate change by 2030. Dedicated to advancing these 17 goals and building a world where everlasting peace is a reality, JCI members identify the goals most relevant to their communities, take action, engage stakeholders and implement projects that provide sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. With each local project advancing one or more of these goals, it is clear that these grassroots efforts to create positive change around the world are creating global impact and advancing these ambitious goals.

It will take the collaborative effort of active citizens from all sectors of society around the world to end extreme poverty, inequalities and climate change by 2030. By taking the responsibility to advance t he Global Goals, JCI members are leading their communities to create the change they want to see in the world.