Join young people from across the Rocky Mountains as they improve climate resilience in their communities.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 RISE Challenge Colorado Winners!
These extraordinary groups of young people developed plans to increase their community’s resilience to natural hazards.
1st Place – Plan, Prepare, Preserve Wildfire Readiness – Estes Park Middle School
2nd Place – Northern Redbelly Dace Conservation – Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley School District
3rd Place – Lasting Impact of 2013 Flood Event – Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley School District
4th Place – Natural Hazard Awareness Board for the Homeless – Compass Community Collaborative School
5th Place – Invasive Species Informational Sign on Cheatgrass – Compass Community Collaborative School
6th Place – Rain Garden – Compass Community Collaborative School
7th Place – Erosion Control -Compass Community Collaborative School
8th Place – Wildfire Readiness – Compass Community Collaborative School
9th Place – Every Drop Counts – North Fork High School
10th Place – JFK Wildfire Awareness – John F Kennedy High School
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 ideas at the RISE Challenge Summit
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.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the top 10 finalists will be notified.
Deadline to submit students' presentations for the RISE Challenge Summit.
Open to all participants in the Challenge, the Showcase will feature student presentations, judges' feedback, and cash awards for all finalists.