On Saturday October 12, 2013 I ventured downtown to the CNN building to attend a workshop entitled ACE Youth Action Lab (YAL) and had a blast. This workshop focused on the topic of climate change and how it is affecting our world today. Little did I know that almost every activity I do affects our environment.
ACE awarded 68 scholarships to worthy youth climate leaders across the country to attend PowerShift 2013, the largest youth convergence of climate-focused youth on the planet.
AfsanaAfsana Akter is one of those remarkable leaders.
ACE is working to elevate the voices of this generation through transformative leadership opportunities like PowerShift. ACE youth climate leaders bring a rich and diverse set of talents, skills and passions. From artists to makers, and innovators to musicians, these young people are leaving their mark on the movement in a fresh and unique way.
Anthony Fennel II is one of these remarkable youth leaders attending PowerShift on a full scholarship from ACE
PowerShift 2013, the largest convergence of diverse, informed, climate-focused youth on the planet takes place October 18th, 2013. ACE is thrilled to be sending youth climate leaders from all over the country to this epic event to hone skills like organizing, campaigning and digital storytelling.
Here's a snapshot of a few of the key leaders headed to PowerShift from North Carolina:
For many students, the ACE Assembly is their very first time learning about climate change, and this pledge is their very first climate action. Making this pledge takes courage and real leadership amidst peers in the crowd, and in the face of such a great challenge.
But that's just the beginning...