We bring kids, teens & young adults together to step outside their comfort zone, challenge themselves & try new things in a safe and supportive environment.
Sisu (see soo) is a Finnish word for bravery, determination & resilience.
We Are Sisu is a community movement aiming to inspire bravery, determination and resilience in kids, teens and young adults through community-driven adventure activities and by showcasing strong, healthy and positive female role models.
we are a community movement, driven by passionate SISU volunteers
WHAT IS SISU?
We believe sisu is the combination of three critical elements
MINDSET | CONNECTION | ROLE MODELS
To embrace the sisu mindset of bravery, determination and resilience.
To connect with nature, to connect with others and to connect with self.
To be inspired and encouraged by strong female role models.
WHAT IS WE ARE SISU?
We Are Sisu is a community movement, which brings kids, teens & young adults together to step outside their comfort zone, challenge themselves and try new things in a safe and supportive environment.
We are powered by passionate & dedicated SisuVolunteers who create SisuClubs in their communities. A SisuClub is a safe & supportive space where kids, teens and young adults are brought together to take part in adventure activities and are introduced to not only sisu values but also strong, healthy and positive female role models.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Passionate volunteers organise a SisuClub in their community. SisuClub ideas are any adventure activity that allows people the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, try something new, challenge themselves and connect with others. Ideas include running, biking, surfing, rock climbing, skateboarding. Some activities will require a partnership with a local activity provider, like a rock climbing gym, or a surf school. However, SisuClubs are not profit generating - they are only permitted to cover the costs of the activities they host.
Are you a passionate leader? Sign up to start a SisuClub in your community.
We will send you a SisuClub Community Guidelines package with all the information you need to know about our values, our mission, how to create your club and our expectations.
Choose the adventure activity best suited to your community and ensure you have the adequate facilities, or partnerships in place to host your SisuClub.
Spread the word about your SisuClub and recruit your members to take part and get involved.
Start hosting your SisuClub activity. This might be a one-off activity or a regular event.
providing safe & supportive spaces to step outside comfort zones & try new things
Image from We Are Sisu UBC
WHY STRONG, POSITIVE & HEALTHY FEMALE ROLE MODELS?
You can only be what you can see, so we work with strong, positive and healthy female role models to inspire sisu and to support gender equality in communities.
HOW DO WE SHOWCASE FEMALE ROLE MODELS?
We share stories of real healthy, strong and positive female role models through our collection of fully illustrated hardcover children's books and through our monthly stories, published online, which feature real women.
We also distribute a weekly SisuBio about a role model, which is then discussed at our SisuClub events across the globe.
Click on the image below to read fictional stories based on real women. More stories here.