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Join young people from across the Rocky Mountains as they improve climate resilience in their communities.

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About the RISE Challenge Colorado

Educator Role

  • Guide students in creating positive change around local natural hazards
  • Collaborate with community members and experts
  • Become eligible to receive funding to support project implementation

Student Role

  • Research natural hazards in their community 
  • Engage with experts and community stakeholders
  • Ask for real, sustainable change from people in power
  • Share their ideas at the RISE Challenge Summit

  • Free PD (you read that right)

    Free professional development in the Earth Force Process, an award-winning and easy to use approach to environmental action civics. Visit earthforce.org/events to register!

  • Student Project Funding

    Funding up to $1000 in prize money and additional implementation supplies available

  • Exclusive Resources

    Educator-only access to high-quality supporting materials and resources - download the Toolkit below!

  • A Network of Support

    Access to a network of community experts & guest speakers, plus free ongoing support from Earth Force's friendly & knowledgeable staff

Important Dates

March 18, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

You can submit a completed Student Workbook (download it in the Toolkit below!), another format that details the students' project, or fill out the submission form (available soon).

April 1, 2022

FINALISTS NOTIFIED

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the top 10 finalists will be notified.

May 5, 2022

FINALIST DEADLINE

Deadline to submit students' presentations for the RISE Challenge Summit.

May 12, 2022

VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Open to all participants in the Challenge, the Showcase will feature student presentations, judges' feedback, and cash awards for all finalists.

Want to learn more? Enter your information below to download the RISE Challenge Colorado Toolkit

Includes an Educator Quickstart with links to extensive resources, a Student Workbook, a budget template, and more!

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