Youth Programs

Youth Programs

A core objective of Future Generations China is to mentor university students across China as they seek environmental solutions on campuses and in communities. In 2007, Future Generations initiated the Green Long March, which over four years provided 5,000 youth from 80 universities with opportunities to dialogue, travel, and learn from China’s environmental successes. The Bulgarian NGO, Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation (WCIF) invited Future Generations China to be its Chinese partner for the 2011 “Youth in Development” forum. Future Generations China held a competition across our vast university student network to selected eight Chinese youth to participate in the forum, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria in June 2011. In 2011, youth compete for GEN Fellowships to study and implement sustainability projects. For one year, GEN Fellows will research and implement their projects with mentorship from Future Generations, university faculty, and representatives from government agencies and civil society organizations.


The Gen Fellowship is a grassroots youth-driven community development program by Future Generations China. The purpose of this program is to give young leaders from across China the opportunity to develop and manage high impact community development and conservation projects of their own design. These projects will help fulfill the Future Generations mission of teaching and enabling equitable community change that integrates environmental conservation with development. The goal of this program is to create two products, the first is tangible and measureable community change, and the second is to expand the capacity of the student leaders managing their programs. . . .[Read more..]


Future Generations China was selected by the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation to seek out talented and driven youth leaders in China to attend the “Youth in Development” forum in Sofia, Bulgaria. The forum will take place from June 24, 2011 to June 26, 2011 and be attended by young activitists from all over Europe and Asia. These youth leaders from the non-profit sector will engage each other on global issues affecting youth and as well as how young people can help their communities make progress on the UN Millennium Development Goals . . .[Read more..]


Launched by Future Generations China and Beijing Forestry University in 2007, the Green Long March (GLM) is a youth movement that aims to build a more sustainable future for China. It aims to promote the sustainable development of Chinese society through its broad network of universities and students. The March gives students a voice and a platform to demonstrate their environmental philosophy through the media in partnership with corporate sponsors, government, and environmental experts . . .[Read more..]