- Youth Action
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
The ACE Assembly
Updated for Fall 2013, the ACE Assembly illustrates the latest science on climate change, with a focus on real students who have experienced climate impacts and taken steps to become extraordinary climate leaders. Our new Assembly features fresh animation as well as alignment with Next Generation Science Standards and state science standards.
Updated Teacher Resources
ACE supports teachers with best-in-class lesson plans, a monthly newsletter with professional development opportunities, and dynamic online resources to deepen students’ knowledge of climate change beyond the ACE Assembly.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND ACTION
After the ACE Assembly, many students are inspired to take action. ACE’s resources empower youth through training and leadership opportunities grounded in real-world solutions.
- Action Teams
ACE provides online resources for student-led Action Teams to make a positive impact in their communities.
- Youth Action Labs
Youth Action Labs are leadership workshops offered several times per semester in each of our regions for budding youth leaders and adult allies. With hands-on learning, ACE supports students to build leadership and communication skills within real-world contexts; create cutting-edge media; and connect to community leaders and community service projects to make lasting impacts in their neighborhoods and beyond.
- Campaigns and Actions
This year ACE brings forth a youth-centered Right to Know campaign. In this campaign, students will sign onto this nationwide declaration: ”We deserve the right to know and be heard about the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change.” ACE will provide students with the tools and media platform to communicate successfully about climate change within their own networks and garner support for their own climate solutions campaigns.
- Leadership and Media Opportunities
ACE provides opportunities for stand-out student leaders to deepen their leadership and media skills by connecting them with events and leadership opportunities, and by supporting them to raise their voices through a growing media platform.
COST OF ACE'S PROGRAMS
It costs ACE $1,500 to bring our program to each school we visit. This includes the ACE Assembly, pre/post Assembly lesson plans, a meeting with students interested in taking action, access to our teacher network, and online resources for students taking action.
We won't turn a school away for inability to donate, but, since we're a non-profit organization, we ask all schools to contribute what they can to support our program.