About the Project
EcoRise inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Its school-based programming empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching eco-literacy, design, and social innovation.
EcoRise enlivens conventional classrooms with meaningful, action-oriented learning. Students are problem-solvers and leaders for social change to develop solutions for community challenges in seven key areas: energy, water, food, waste, transportation, public spaces, and air quality. EcoRise offers schools high-quality, academically aligned curricula, along with teacher training and funding to support student-led projects and the development of critical skills and knowledge. Its approach to STEM and environmental education provides opportunities for creative problem-solving and actively facilitates connections between students and green career professionals who act as guest speakers and project mentors and provide an authentic audience at end-of-year youth solutions showcases.