The RISE Challenge creates a generation of citizens with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to improve community resilience to natural disasters.
The first step is investigation: students look at their community and their own experiences to see where they are vulnerable to natural hazards. Along the way they talk to stakeholders and develop a plan. Then, they implement their plan to ask for a change to make their community more resilient!
Each spring, students can submit their ideas to the RISE Challenge. Approved action plans receive funding and students implement their plan!
As they go, students create an Action Story to become eligible to present their project at the RISE Challenge Summit and compete for prize money.
Students learn how to increase resilience to natural hazards where they live. Along the way, they work with community members to understand context and develop solutions to problems they see. The end result? They make their communities stronger, safer, and more prepared to deal with those hazards.