ACE is doing an incredible job of inspiring youth to take action in the climate movement. I was fortunate enough to work closely with ACE for 2 years and in that time I saw hundreds of youth inspired by ACE's scientific approach to explaining climate change. They've reached over a million high schoolers and thousands of those students have become leaders in their community: planting gardens, building bikes, promoting recycling, organizing green proms and car pools to school. Some of ACE's climate leaders have even taken their story all the way to DC to our nation's leaders. ACE's unique approach of focusing on the science and the solutions empowers students to get involved, rather than presenting them with a doom and gloom view of climate change. ACE also uses the most up-to-date and innovative technology to reach students. The multi-media presentation is customizable for each audience and ACE mainly communicates with it's students via social media and text messaging - the way they communicate with each other!
I've been working with ACE for 3 years. They're an incredible organization that really tries (and succeeds) to educate the younger generations about climate change. More importantly, ACE provides the resources that the youth need in order to actually take action and make the world more sustainable (and in the process help tackle climate change). ACE teaches people that youth have tremendous power, and that the youth truly can make a difference now, despite what others say.
ACE has been a part of our school's science curriculum since the organization's inception---their program and assembly are top notch and cater to youth in an exceptional way. HIGHLY recommend partnering with this organization for educating and inspiring youth to understand climate change and be empowered to get involved.
I am the Student Activities Director at Jefferson High School in Daly City, CA. I worked with Wen Lee to coordinate an ACE presentation to our freshmen students on Friday, April 13th. While planning, Wen was incredibly responsive and helpful with coordination of the assembly. The assembly was a big hit on campus and has inspired the Environmental Club to being working on a "Biggest Loser" campaign. I have been nothing but impressed by ACE.
I became aware of ACE from another teacher and had previously seen one of their presentations to high school students. I was impressed by the way they conveyed their message of personal responsibility for our environment to the students. I contacted them to present at my school and they were very excited to do this.
ACE presented five engrossing hour-long talks on climate change to packed auditoriums at our public high school. The visuals - part animation, part film - were super compelling for our students: entertaining and humorous, but more importantly, informative, honest, and hopeful. The ACE presenter, Wen, finally, was truly a superstar presenter: energetic, committed, and warm. I'm thrilled to have the chance to cast a nod for ACE!
ACE hosts incredibly dynamic, smart, interesting, hip, and engaging assemblies about climate change. Their presenters are filled with heart, and are talented educators and youth advocates/encouragers. They've got their fingers on the pulse!
ACE came to my charter high school this spring. Their presentation on climate change was excellent. It was totally engaging for a our students, who are often hard to reach. I loved the multimedia aspect combined with the live presenter. The info was accessible and inspiring. I know my students will remember this experience and be in a better position to act on climate change.
Wen Lee from ACE contacted me and we set up an assembly for about 200 students at my school. The entire process was very easy and the assembly itself was a huge success. The students were engaged and afterwards several students met up to figure out what actions could be done at our school to slow down climate change. The students are currently doing the Biggest Lose Energy challenge and it may end up saving our school energy and of course money too. My only regret is that we didn't get more students to the assembly but we discussed ways to make it a bigger event next time. It was definitely worth the small effort I put in to make it happen.