August 2019: Grant Awarded: $26,500

World Ready Lab (WRL) – ACE provided a grant in 2019 to fund the launch of the WRL.  Our educators are integrating design thinking principles to prepare our students to be “world-ready” as they move through their academic years.  The WRL will create engagement opportunities and windows into other cultures and communities. By tapping into our global partners through the Andover Portal, the WRL will engage students with global design challenges around real problems that integrate traditional subjects and facilitate personalized learning opportunities by creating solutions to complex ideas that affect humans across the globe.  Special thanks to Mercury Systems for a generous grant to help launch this initiative in our middle schools.