EcoRise's mission is to inspire a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based programs empower youth to tackle challenges in their communities by teaching them about sustainability, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and design-thinking. Our programs build students' eco-literacy and help foster a new intelligence—a way of looking at the world that inherently factors in the health of the planet. In addition to guiding students to this “sustainable intelligence,” we also show them how they can take action to address pressing environmental issues by providing resources and support to apply for student driven Eco-Audit Grants through our Student Innovation Fund. In doing so, students are empowered to see themselves as effective environmental and social change-makers and are encouraged to collaborate with people in their community to make a tangible difference. Our materials are standards-aligned, making classroom implementation easy for busy teachers.