Join young people from across the Rocky Mountains as they improve climate resilience in their communities.
About the RISE Challenge Colorado
- 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
- Research natural hazards in their community
- Engage with experts and community stakeholders
- Ask for real, sustainable change from people in power
- Share their action stories at the RISE Challenge Summit
Action Plan Approval
Fall and Spring deadlines to submit student action plans for feedback and implementation approval. Groups will provide their goals, strategies and budget for an action project that improves their community's resilience against natural hazards. All groups that submit action plans for approval are eligible for implementation support up to $1,000.
Action Stories Deadline
Five minute video action story presentations are judged by a panel of community experts virtually and recorded to be shown at the finals. Stories are judged on innovation, comprehensive scope & research, stakeholder communication, budget, visuals, and overall community impact of the action. 10 finalists will be selected and presented at the RISE Summit in May.
Colorado RISE Summit and Student Showcase
The top 10 Environmental Civic Action Stories are announced for the final competition for prize money ranging from $300 to $1,000. Student groups take part in a reflection panel.