- Youth Action
The ACE Assembly
Updated for Fall 2014, the ACE Assembly illustrates the latest science on climate change causes, consequences and solutions 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.
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.
After the ACE Assembly, ACE gives every student a chance to take action. ACE’s resources empower youth through training and leadership opportunities grounded in real-world solutions.
ACE invites all students to pledge a DOT, or commitment to "Do One Thing," to take action on climate change. DOTs range from turning off lights to educating peers about climate change to organizing communities to take action. When students pledge a DOT, they have a chance to join ACE's digital network, where they can continue to learn about climate change solutions, get tips for educating others, and take action on local and national solutions.
ACE provides online resources to help student-led Action Teams boost their leadership and communication skills and implement local solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build healthy communities, and educate their networks about climate change.
Climate Action Fellowship
ACE runs a yearlong fellowship program to give students knowledge, skills, and confidence to be lifelong climate leaders. ACE Fellows have the opportunity to take action on a local climate solution and to amplify their voices for climate action.
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 will not turn a school away for inability to donate, but, since we're a nonprofit organization, we ask all schools to contribute what they can to support our program. We also offer fee-for-service arrangements for other nonprofits, companies, partners or universities who want to bring our program to their campus or organization.
Thanks to the generous support of our funders, our Action Fellowship is offered at no cost to the students.