As 16-year-olds Jarrah Carlile and Imogen Sumbar should not have to worry about things like a "climate change crisis".
The two year 10 Bomaderry High School students should be enjoying a carefree time in their lives.
However, they do fear for their future and feel their generation will be the one facing a climate change crisis.
Jarrah and Imogen will be leading the way on Friday, September 20 at Harry Sawkins Park where they will be joined by many other Shoalhaven students for the #GlobalClimateStrike to demand urgent action on the climate crisis.
They will be joined by thousands of students and workers all over Australia who will, in turn, join millions of others worldwide to demand action be taken on what they see as a climate crisis.
Jarrah said they are taking this action because they care deeply for their future and the planet's future.
"Politicians - they're not acting and we need to act now to be able to tip that balance so that I won't have to live in a world where there is no ice, no polar bears and where millions of people are dying because of the effects of climate change," he said.
Imogen said the climate change issue was not just a young person's problem.
She said everyone needed to be concerned about the situation.
"I think that we just have to help the world survive and bandage it up," Imogen said.
She thinks previous strikes, like the one held earlier this year, worked.
The September 20 event will build upon previous strikes.
"What we hope to achieve on September 20, I think, is just awareness and education about climate change and hopefully, local government and all governments of Australia can be more aware and realise we do care about our future," Imogen said.
"On the day we'll probably carry some signs, make a bit of noise and show there is power in numbers."
Jarrah would like to see all age groups represented at the strike.
"The first two school strikes were just school students, but we have realised that we need adult support in this," he said.
"We need adults to strike and put down their tools and pens and everything else to join us in this to call on the government to act."
Jarrah expects they will be criticised taking a day off school to strike.
"We believe that this is such an important issue, that taking time off school, or even just taking a single day off school doesn't mean much in the long term of our education," he said.
"However, taking a day off school to raise awareness like this with 200 000 to 500 000 students around Australia protesting is a big thing.
"It gets out to the media, to people and they realise that they have to do something and that the government has to do something."
As 16-year-olds Jarrah and Imogen can't vote and so the climate change strike is a way for them to have their say.
"In fact, that's (not being able to vote) one of the other main reasons I think for this school strike movement," he said.
"Because kids who care passionately about the environment and the actions that the government is taking now and not able to vote means we have to make our voices heard in other ways and this is one of the few ways we can."
The Harry Sawkins event starts at 10am.