Our Mission

Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit. We work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Our chapters provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For nearly 50 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey

“Since its founding, NJPIRG has worked to mobilize students to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. From fighting climate change, to ensuring affordability for higher education, to mobilizing young people in the effort of preserving democracy, [NJPIRG’s] work is an inspiration to all those who seek to shape the future.”