Student Impact You Can Measure
Since 2010, more than one million participants in 83 countries and all 50 U.S. states have created nearly 6 million works of art and raised more than $4 million dollars to benefit over 50,000 children.
Global issues have been the focus of our Challenges.
Schools rebuilt after the devasating Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Paper cranes were received in response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Bones were laid on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about genocide and conflict survivors.
Wells drilled in Tanzania providing clean water to over 16,000 people.
Youth-led community peace projects were funded.
1) Sparking curiosity and critical thinking.
Students explore a specific global problem, like religious conflict in Nigeria, water scarcity in Tanzania, or the effects of a catastrophic tsunami on children in Japan. In the process, they learn about cultures, geography, geopolitics, and more.
2) Building empathy across oceans.
Students develop a greater understanding of the challenges others face and practice compassion by generating funds to help. Students also have the opportunity to connect through webcasts & experience the positive feeling of working with others to make a difference.
3) Learning by doing.
Students take direct action and see firsthand how they can make a difference. Abstract issues become tangible, and students gain the cognitive benefits that come from hands-on work.