US School Programs

One Million Lights has ongoing programs and projects in K-12 Grade Schools and Universities. Get your school involved, with lessons in solar, a school fundraiser, or a school-sponsored club! See what’s going on in other schools and make it happen in yours.

Pam Ulicny- Stem Educator

About Me I have been teaching Life Science, Biology, and Environmental Science for in Tri-Valley Jr/Sr High School located in Hegins, PA since 1992.  Over the years, I have enjoyed sharing my passion for science and lifelong learning with generations of Tri-Valley grads.  I specialize in herpetology (the study and care of reptiles and amphibians), [Read more…]


One Million Lights and Interact 5160

One Million Lights and Interact 5160

By Kirpa Wirk, November 2015 Every year One Million Lights gets the opportunity to teach, study with, and fundraise with students all over the country.  For the 2015-2016 school year One Million Lights is partnering with Interact District 5160 to improve the daily lives of children and adults by fundraising and donating towards providing clean and [Read more…]


Kwelanga Solar

Kwelanga Solar

One Million Lights is partnering with Kwelanga Solar for solar energy education programs and a pay-as-you-go solar light in the area around Cape Town, South Africa.  This initiative was started by Ed Bender, the president of Sundance Solar, based in New Hampshire. This is an ongoing Active Project, so please consider donating today! Here is the [Read more…]


One Million Students at the Military and Global Leadership Academy, Charlotte, NC

One Million Students at the Military and Global Leadership Academy, Charlotte, NC

April 27, 2015 One Million Lights got the pleasure of teaching our One Million Students program for 600 students at The Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The lessons were led by OML Global Ambassadors, William Lee and Josh Krasignor.  The event went spectacular.  The program was custom [Read more…]


6th Graders Engage in One Million Students’ Programming

6th Graders Engage in One Million Students' Programming

By: Susan Peers, 6th Grade Teacher, Union Middle School                                                                                            August [Read more…]


One Million Lights Receives Inaugural Grant from the Silver Spring Foundation, Bringing Solar Education to K-12 Schools Around the World

One Million Lights Receives Inaugural Grant from the Silver Spring Foundation, Bringing Solar Education to K-12 Schools Around the World

April, 2014 Palo Alto – One Million Lights, a nonprofit with the goal of improving lives of rural communities around the world through the distribution of solar lights, is the recipient of the Silver Spring Foundation’s inaugural grant for 2014. The Silver Spring Foundation is a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and [Read more…]


SunPower and One Million Students Summer Solar Camps

SunPower and One Million Students Summer Solar Camps

This summer, One Million Students and SunPower Corporation launched a full program of camps across the state of California to teach about the power and efficacy of solar technology. A team of One Million Student volunteers (Isabel Obrien, Alex Carter, Kuran Freyermuth, and Natasha Allen) worked to design and refine lessons and are working to [Read more…]


One Million Students Educational Program

One Million Students Educational Program

August 2013 – One Million Students is a program of One Million Lights promoting solar energy education to schoolchildren from grade K-12. We are currently fundraising to support the operating costs of this program. Key Features of the Program: The program aims to reach over a thousand schools in the next few years. The program [Read more…]


Help light up a Nepali school

Help light up a Nepali school

Our next light project takes place in Nepal this April. Join us by brightening up a life — sponsor light for a Nepali student today.


Eisenhower School students collect donations for lights for Cambodian students

Eisenhower School students collect donations for lights for Cambodian students

With pennies, nickels, quarters, dimes, and even dollar bills, Eisenhower Eagles are spreading light throughout the hills! Dec 2012 (project completed Jan 2013) – The Eisenhower Student Council needs your help!  We are asking for donations to reach our goal for 100 solar-powered lights for Ang Taloek Primary School in rural Cambodia. One hundred and [Read more…]


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Ambassadors


Sierra‘s Reflections - Philippines
After a week-long distribution of 180 solar lights, Light Ambassador Sierra Fan reflects on her experience in the Philippines.

Distributing solar lights in rural India
The absolute joy in the face of a child who has just received his very own solar light… so that he can read at night… is 100% worth every penny.

Jessica‘s story - Olmoti Clinic, Tanzania
Ambassador Jessica Matthys: The solar lanterns will make a significant impact on these women‘s lives.