Fostering future leaders
Founded in 2000, Tomorrow's Voices is a college-level course offered each semester for Roaring Fork Valley high school students. Local juniors and seniors can receive college credit in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver. In this discussion-based course, students explore the intersection of social justice and environmental issues, while discovering the power of their own civic voices. Students are encouraged to listen, to speak their mind, and to apply what they learn in class to their daily actions. Through Tomorrow's Voices, students have the opportunity to learn from both local and international professionals. It is a rigorous, interactive, action-oriented class that empowers young adults to develop critical thinking skills and the agency to effect positive change.
"As I expected, I listened and learned, but unexpectedly and most importantly, I spoke."
- Brittany Pollack, Tomorrow's Voices Graduate
Each year, ACES and Patagonia Snowmass host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in support of the Tomorrow's Voices program and in memory of co-founder and educator, Willard Clapper. This special evening will showcase the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films that both inform and inspire attendees to take action.