The Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup (UVAW) will develop and execute a training program on climate action, called the Climate Change Leadership Academy (2CLA). The Academy will educate, inspire, and prepare residents of the Upper Valley to take meaningful action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Graduates will complete a service project that educates others, better equips their community to withstand the worst impacts of climate change, or mitigates its effects through emissions reductions. UVAW has extensive experience educating Upper Valley residents on climate change; we propose to expand our capabilities to empower communities and catalyze action.