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ACE offered 5 programs this summer, four virtual and one, new, U.S.-based program in Colorado. The past summer’s programs were a result of collaborative efforts between the ACE staff, ACE Ambassador alumni, and community partners working together to bring ACE back to in-person programming and continue to provide meaningful in-person and virtual service experiences to Duke and Stanford student-athletes.

Virtual programs allow ACE the opportunity to continue to offer impactful summer service experiences for student-athletes in the midst of the on-going global COVID-19 pandemic as well as provide a flexible option for student-athletes to engage in service experiences. Over the course of five programs, ACE student-athletes contributed over 950 hours of service.

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ACE in Colorado (in-person)

Promoting global conservation and environmental stewardship efforts by supporting community-led initiatives in rural regions of Colorado. Learn more.

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ACE in Place Peru (virtual)

Supporting CDS‘s environmental conservation mission to facilitate education, research and sustainable development activities in the Peruvian Oxapampa cloud forests. Learn more.

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ACE in Place South Africa (virtual)

Supporting environmentally and socially responsible enterprises in South Africa with a focus on sustainable and ethical initiatives. Learn more.

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ACE in Place Thailand (virtual)

Supporting Shark Guardian’s mission to advance the conservation of sharks and the natural environment through conservation and education in Thailand and around the world. Learn more.

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ACE in Place Vietnam (virtual)

Planning and creating content together with Vietnamese college students as they teach academics, sports, and life skills at a summer camp for middle school youth in rural Vietnam, with a focus on mentorship and promoting higher education. Learn more.