Write for Rights introduces students to human rights by writing letters to help 10 real young people around the world who are at risk just for their peaceful human rights activism. By participating in Write for Rights, students develop effective writing skills and experience firsthand the power of their words to make a difference.
The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and engaging for youth of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between youth and adults, and to increase awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. More than $2,500 in prizes is available to students and schools.
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the 50 States, 1 Nation Contest, a new essay competition for elementary school students in the 2019–2020 school year. The goal of this new contest is to help expand students’ understanding of how their families, towns, and states connect with one another and with American history.
The Captain Planet Foundation awards ecoSolution Grants to implement solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Grants support the purchase of materials and other expenses required to carry out the project.
The MIT THINK Scholars Program is a nationwide educational initiative from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that encourages high school students to turn their science, technology, and engineering ideas into reality. To participate in the program, students must submit a research proposal for consideration.