Welcome to the Facing Difference Challenge!

We've launched the Facing Difference Challenge: to help educators worldwide empower young people to reflect and take action toward building understanding, empathy, and peace.

By joining the Challenge, young people will create a meaningful self-portrait that reflects their sense of identity. Each portrait submitted generates funding from the Bezos Family Foundation—up to $600,000—to support programs run by CARE and Search for Common Ground, helping youth on different sides of conflict build peace.

It starts with you! Register here.

Differences help define who we are, and engaging with people who are different - sharing stories and learning about their experiences - broadens our own perspectives and makes us more creative, innovative, and aware. Why then is it so difficult to meaningfully engage with people and ideas that are different from our own? 

When we choose to avoid or ignore our differences, understanding can be replaced by division. This is happening in ways big and small, from bullying in our schools, to clashes in our communities, to civil wars waging around the globe.

Ready to take the Challenge right now? 

For a more detailed overview of everything you'll need to take the Challenge, read the Leader Guide. You can also take a look at our Learning Resources and Support Tools pages!

Take a look at all of the teams taking the Facing Difference Challenge - and find yours - on our team map (click here for an enlarged version):