Children & Youth,
Secondary & High Schools,
Youth Development - Citizenship
Mission: ACE educates young people on the science of climate change and empowers them to take action.
Results: Since 2008, we have presented to nearly 2 million students around the country and with the launch of the new ACE online assembly, we will reach over 700,000 more in the year to come. Through our unique programing, ACE will empower over 500,000 young people to take meaningful actions in support of climate and energy solutions.
Target demographics: educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.
Geographic areas served: 6 program regions: New England, New York, North Carolina, Bay Area, Northern California, Las Vegas
Programs: The award-winning live, multimedia presentation called the ACE Assembly, which uses a unique blend of pop culture and the science to reach young people across America. We now offer both the live, in person assembly, and a brand new virtual version (as of January 2016). We also have the ACE Action Fellowship, a year long, weekly meeting-based fellowship program for students to receive mentorship, education and action opportunities in the climate movement.
I was one of the many students looking to start an ACE club, and contacting them directly was the best way to start doing so! They reply to e-mails in a day or less, and mainly, provide assistance for anyone who wants to be involved. I wasn't expecting such welcoming and down-to-earth workers, and even the volunteers and students working there are just as helpful. They help you take initiative to start something new, and I'm really glad I'm part of such an amazing network! I hope that others gain more knowledge about ACE and what it offers, because it definitely helps the community we live in and our environment, a major aspect that will be carried out throughout our lives.