How it Works
1. Register, set, go.
First, register—it’s both easy and required. Then, jump into our resources and join teachers and students worldwide in this year’s Challenge.
2. Art up!
Students can choose one of five causes to support. Next, students learn more about their issue and find inspiration for their art. We provide free lessons and content, or you can use your own. When ready, submit your art online.
3. Make a Change!
For each piece of art we receive, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a $5 donation—up to $1.6 million—to organizations addressing some of our world’s biggest needs.
Why world needs?
Our Big Five
After moving through a worldwide pandemic beginning in 2020, each of the following needs surfaced as more relevant and resonant than ever: clean oceans, humanitarian aid for refugees, hunger relief, overcoming bias and arts activism. In order to address all of these critical issues and more facing the world today, what the world needs most is...YOU!
Students select the issues that matter most.
Students learn about and choose a world need they are inspired to help. Next, they create art to amplify the cause — be it a poster, button or pennant — to illustrate why it’s important and to raise awareness for the issue. For every artwork we receive between now and June 3, 2022, a donation of $10 (up to $2,500,000) will go to programs working to alleviate needs around the globe.
How the money will help.
Funding students generate will support multiple organizations and programs, including The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to address rising ocean climate; No Kid Hungry’s global hunger relief work; International Rescue Committee’s human rights work serving refugees; CARE USA and The King Center’s education efforts towards peacemaking and anti-racism; and Creative Reaction Lab’s programs to put art into action. Altogether, the World Needs Challenge will help make a difference for more than one million young people worldwide.
May = Doubles Month!
Starting May 1, 2022, Students Rebuild is launching our annual Double Donation campaign. This month-long campaign gives our artivists the chance to double the art, double the donations, and double the impact students make for the 2022 Challenge.
DOUBLE THE DONATIONS: For every piece of artwork we receive between now and May 31st, the Bezos Family Foundation is doubling its donation to our World Needs Challenge partners! That means for every piece of artwork submitted, $10 instead of $5 will go to tackling five global issues.
Help us reach our goal of $2.5 million for the five global issues we are taking on through the World Needs Challenge!