Support the future of AEE!

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Thank you for your support of AEE and this Experiential community. 
"AEE is an organization that prioritizes experiential education as a vehicle of social change. The focus on building community, elevating diverse stories, and implementing best practices in a variety of domains makes AEE a unique professional home for people of multiple disciplines. AEE has been my professional home since I was a graduate student. I am now a tenured professor, and it is still my professional home because AEE both challenges and supports me personally and professionally."  - Christine, Member Since 2013
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, AEE can use your help. Make a contribution today to support these important initiatives. Together, we can have an even greater impact upon our field and in society. How?
We provide:
  1. Training and professional development for emerging educators and practitioners
  2. Research on outcomes and effectiveness of experiential education in critical areas
  3. Promotion of the value and impact of experiential education to public audiences and stakeholders
  4. Free community resources
  5. Accessible and educational virtual and in-person events

Help us to engage this diverse experiential community by making a donation today.




Leonie standing in front of bannerLeonie du Preez's Story 

Pretoria, South Africa

Gro Life Coaching

I am Leonie du Preez from Pretoria, South Africa. I am passionate about youth and holistic youth development. My company called Gro Life Coaching focus on Holistic youth development. We help youth to reach their full potential in four areas, namely body, mind, soul and spirit. We believe that if you understand, maintain and develop all areas of your life, you will reach your full potential.

Getting the 2023 Conference scholarship was the greatest gift after the pandemic. It was a great pleasure to travel, and to see and meet like-minded people who love nature and people. It was like family to share ideas and methodologies that can really help the youth who are challenged in so many areas, especially mental wellness. If not for the scholarship I would not have been there in person. It is unfortunately a very far trip. But the scholarship gave me the opportunity to travel to the USA.


There are More Ways to Support AEE!

  1. Join AEE and become part of a dynamic network of individuals who believe that the core of learning is greatly enhanced by experiential practices. (Plus, you'll get access to tons of amazing member benefits!)
  2. Host a playdate/workshop/training or provide a product/service and donate a percent of your proceeds to AEE (contact us!)
  3. Explore ways to partner and advertise with us!
  4. Volunteer

Marin Burton’s story

headshot of Marin BurtonI am choosing to financially support AEE because it is where I grew up professionally. I went to my first regional conference while I was an undergraduate student. I went to my first international conference when I graduated college and was looking for a professional community… and a job. I lead my first professional conference workshop at AEE and then about one a year since then. I got my first real volunteer experience as a member and then co-chair of the southeast regional council. I was on the council of regional chairs and then served on the board. I grew up here. While I wasn’t in the financial position to give to a significant level during most of those growing up years, I still gave what I could. I’m in a different financial position now and am excited to have the privilege to give back to the organization that served as the incubator for my professional growth.

I’m sure like many or most of you, AEE has also been a family for me. In addition to the professional connections I made, I’ve also made friendships I will cherish forever. Please join me in investing in AEE. I will match your donation for up to $10,000. Give back like me, or pay it forward, or give for the first time – AEE needs our investment in sustaining this organization that has given us so much. 


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