2019: The Ocean Challenge

Ocean Conservation

The Programs `Your Art` Helps Fund

For each Students Rebuild Challenge, we partner with respected organizations working on the ground to help strengthen communities worldwide—many of them household names. The funds we donate go to carefully vetted programs that are evaluated according to the outcomes they produce. In addition to extending our reach and helping our funding make more of a difference, our partners also inform the resources we provide to teachers and students.
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Azul's mission is to bring diverse perspectives and participation in ocean conservation through celebrating the rich Latino conservation traditions and connecting them to current solutions.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help fund support for Azul’s ocean education and cross-border art projects focused on conservation of endangered coastal species in Tijuana and San Diego.

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Beyond the Surface’s mission is to strengthen marginalized artisanal fishing communities starting with the young people.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help fund a project to bring ocean literacy and visual arts to five local schools located in marginalized artisanal fishing villages along Peru’s marine ecosystems.

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Billion Oyster Project’s mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help fund support to a city-wide research symposium for New York City students to present their research about New York Harbor including oyster restoration, marine science and ecology.

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Fish ‘N Fins mission is to inspire awareness and respect for our oceans and create knowledgeable, passionate ocean stewards that will be future leaders in ocean conservation.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help fund several youth camps and purchase supplies to educate local youth in Montserrat about the benefits of and challenges facing coral reefs.

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The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice exists to improve the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help support their efforts to engage youth to collaborate with Gulf Coast communities to learn about issues that they are facing and help develop solutions.

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EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will help launch their "Future in the Bag" campaign conceived by youth, for youth that provides tools to promote the adoption of reusable bags.

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I AM WATER’s mission is to ignite a movement of blue minds across the planet, to facilitate connections to the aquatic environment, to build an understanding of the interdependence of healthy humans and healthy oceans and to influence behaviors to protect our global seas.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will support their Ocean Guardians Program which empowers low-income coastal communities in South Africa to reconnect with their oceans through education and experiences.

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Oceanswell works with innovative thinkers to provide opportunities that can encourage entrepreneurs to engage in solving global ocean problems creatively.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will support capacity building in marine conservation through field courses for underrepresented students in Sri Lanka.

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Shidhulai aims to transform the region's waterways into pathways for education, information, and technology- also to deal with climate change-induced flooding, to protect the environment and people’s rights, and to lift people out of poverty.

Students' efforts through the Ocean Challenge will fund, build and operate a two-tier floating classroom that will enable children to develop new skills, monitor water quality, and raise awareness of river conservation.