The Air Quality Action Project Program aims to reach students in low-income and underserved communities with high levels of air pollution to educate, empower, and activate youth to push for climate action.
The program will equip students in under-resourced schools and communities with air quality sensors to engage them in hands-on data collection and analysis, solutions design, and community-based climate action.
Educators will receive a Kids Making Sense air quality sensor kit and lesson modules to support students’ data collection and analysis skills. Upon the completion of the group’s data collection, students will develop a community-based action project informed by the data gathered. The goal is for students to disseminate the information to their community members and establish a foundation for community action.
The program is open to formal and informal educators residing in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Full eligibility requirements are listed below.
- Reside in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington, particularly in an area with high levels of air pollution
- Formal or informal educators serving a group of 10-20 students between the ages of 13-23
- Serve a school or community group in a low-income, under-resourced/underserved area or below the poverty line
Met the eligibility requirements? Great!
How it works:
- Submit your application
- Once approved, review and sign the program agreement
- Receive the Kids Making Sense air quality kit
- Complete the action project and submit a survey and all program agreement documents
Please allow a review period of 1-2 weeks before you hear back from us. Thank you!