The focus of the organization is to build a collaborative network of community outreach efforts, working towards a collective goal of educating and exciting young people and adults about the importance of human space exploration and STEM education. The outreach will focus not only on exciting people about space, but also educating them about the economic advantage of investing in space exploration.

The Mars Generation United States of America
Jul 10, 2018
Grants - Awards - Bursaries
We are looking to identify and honor some of the brightest students positioned to shape our future for the better. Class of 2019 nominations are open through November 1, 2018. Nominate a student today! An annual awards program presented by The Mars Generation serves to recognize and honor young people making an incredible impact and effecting change in the world through science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM) and/or space. This next generation of leaders and innovators are primed to have the ability to make positive changes for a better future. The Mars Generation is looking to identify and honor some of these talented and bright students and young leaders under the age of 24. The winners of the awards excel not only in academics and the workplace but also in their local communities through volunteer work and outreach initiatives. They embrace elements of STEAM and/or space, but also participate in other activities such as athletics, political interests/lobbying, or with humanitarian or other charitable organizations. To meet our inaugural class of awardees, the #24Under24 class of 2018,  click here . We are now accepting nominations for our #24Under24 2019 class.  Click "Apply Now"  to nominate a student today!* *students may nominate themselves, but it is recommended that a non-relative nominate the student to strengthen the nomination. Requirements for nominees include: Must sign up for or already be a part of our free  TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program . Must be under the age of 24 as of January 1st, 2019. Can be from anywhere in the world. Must be involved in some project or work related to STEAM and/or space. This includes  but is not limited to  outreach work to excite other students, publishing papers, public speaking, research, participating in competitions, developing new inventions, and innovation efforts that underscore leadership in STEAM and/or space exploration. The selection committee includes a panel of education, STEAM and space experts. Selection will be based on blind rubric scoring of nominations.  It is important that nominations include as much accurate information about the student or young individual as possible to support the nomination as we seek no outside information in reviewing applications. The Class of 2019 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award recipients will be announced in Spring 2019 The awardees will be notified by email and asked to sign a media release in order to accept the award. For students and nominees under the age of 18, a parent or guardian signature will be required. Winning students must also sign up for our free  TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program  to accept the award. The sponsor of the 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators are: United Launch Alliance  – ULA’s three families of launch vehicles – Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV – provide space launch services to NASA as well as other U.S. agencies. ***Note: The  TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program  is free and requires a simple online sign up to join. Students nominated who are not already SSA members will be contacted via email to inform them of their nomination and to give them an opportunity to join the SSA program to continue in the nomination and selection process.***
The Mars Generation USA
Dec 04, 2017
Mentor program
The Mars Generation℠ Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program (SSA) is a FREE leadership program designed to provide guidance to teens and young adults excited to share their love of space with their community. Students ages 13-24 may sign up to participate in the program, and parents and teachers are invited to sign up to use the resources. Students under the age of 13 may sign up with a parent and/or guardian. What does a Student Space Ambassador do? Student Space Ambassadors (SSA) are inspirational forces in their own communities. They share their own excitement and love for space. By sharing that excitement with others and sharing their own goals and dreams, they inspire others to dream big, act big and go out to make a change in the world. From formal presentations, to reading story books to young kids, to answering questions at an event you can share your passion for space. The Mars Generation will provide ideas and resources to help you evolve your own outreach efforts. SSA’s also serve as models within the SSA community and as they get older become mentors and leaders of the community. This is an excellent opportunity to grow as a leader and learn how to operate effectively within a group. What are the benefits of being a Student Space Ambassador? Sharing produces opportunities for cool experiences right in your own community. You will feel the excitement of inspiring others–this is a great feeling! You will also be creating a great resume item for college applications and/or portfolios for future opportunities such as internships and job placement. Student Space Ambassadors are members of an elite group of young people advocating for their dreams. Resources for current Student Space Ambassadors: The Mars Generation SSA Code Of Conduct  – Required reading for all SSA’s The Mars Generation SSA Messaging Guidelines  – Required reading for all SSA’s If you are interested in starting a TMG Chapter organization at your school, college or university please  click here for more information.