Peace First is launching the Peace First Challenge, a call to action for teams of young people across America to create powerful solutions for issues in their schools and local communities. By signing up, teams will gain access to digital tools, mentors, and a chance to participate in $100,000 in funding. The challenge is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 24 living in the United States. Young people participate as a team of at least three members, with an adult serving as a mentor or facilitator. Every team that signs up has access to financial support with minigrants of up to $250. Actual dollar amounts will be determined by project needs. Ten teams will be invited to showcase their ideas at the First Annual Allstate Youth Innovation Summit, June 2017, in Chicago. Adults are encouraged to sign up as mentors to help guide teams through their challenge project.
Deadlines: February 10, 2017, for registration; May 12, 2017, for project completion
Drawing inspiration from the concept of moonshots, which since the moon landing in 1969 has become shorthand to talk about ambitious and groundbreaking goals, the UK’s Prince William has announced TheEarthshot Prize: a set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet.
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. However, the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition; it’s a chance for students to work with friends, network with professionals, gain new skills, and meet other youth who want to make a difference in the world.
The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semiannual problem-solving competition for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire students to excel in math.