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May 01, 2019 2019-05-01

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Competition Empowering Students to Lead and Serve

The Lead2Feed Challenge, a component of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, encourages teams of middle school and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project. Working with a nonprofit organization, each team must set a goal to solve a local, state, or national social or cultural problem. Then they develop an action plan to achieve the goal and demonstrate leadership in implementing the plan. The challenge offers opportunities for high levels of student engagement through collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, reflection, and creativity. Lead2Feed’s lessons are aligned with 21st century skills, literacy, and project-based learning. Up to five first-place winners will receive $10,000; up to 10 second-place winners, $5,000, up to 10 third-place winners, $2,500; and up to 25 honorable mention winners, $1,000. In addition, up to 25 technology grants will be awarded to the schools or charities of the winning teams: first-place, $2,000; second-place, $1,000; and third-place, $1,000. Lead2Feed is sponsored by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation. Interested applicants will find additional details about this program and competition on GetEdFunding, a free website sponsored by CDW•G with a database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.

Deadline: May 31, 2019, for project entries

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