Partners

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.

2020 Hunger Challenge Partners

Bringing the Hunger Challenge to life.

For the 2020 Hunger Challenge, we are collaborating with 10 organizations with a proven track record of addressing hunger and nutrition in the lives of children all around the world. Learn more below.
Marys Meals

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Mary’s Meals provides one daily meal in a place of learning and is currently feeding 1,425,013 hungry children every school day across five continents.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support the expansion of school-based feeding programs in Malawi and India will allow 10,256 children to receive a meal every school day in their place of education for an entire school year.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support 15,767 children under five with nutrition and micronutrient interventions in Yemen and Ethiopia where there are significant hunger-related challenges including severe acute malnutrition.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Global Nomads

Founded in 1998, Global Nomads Group (GNG) is an international NGO whose mission is to foster intercultural dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth.

As our long-term partner, GNG helps enrich the learning by connecting students throughout the Challenge using technology and storytelling to create videos, lesson plans, and webcasts during the school year.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

2020: The Hunger Challenge

2020 Hunger Challenge U.S. Focused Partners

Grow Dat

Grow Dat Youth Farm’s mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. On their farm people work collaboratively to grow food, educate and inspire youth and adults, and build power to create personal, social and environmental change.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support Grow Dat’s core leadership program for young leaders on their farm to learn about sustainable agriculture, community leadership, food systems, and food justice.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Happy Org

HAPPY is a youth-founded and led organization that promotes youth empowerment through holistic education. Happy initiatives currently include plant-based nutrition/culinary summer camps, and school visits & tours.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support the launch of the HAPPY Virtual Academy which will make accessible and take to scale the developed content (recipes and lessons) that HAPPY has cultivated over the years making them accessible to students and families everywhere.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown inspires youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Founded in 2011, Harlem Grown operates local urban farms, increases access to and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents, and provides garden-based development programs to Harlem youth.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will extend farming and nutrition-based education and food access programming to Harlem Grown's newly opened Impact Farm, a two-story hydroponic greenhouse.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

IAC

The Intertribal Agriculture Council was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development, and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of Native American people nationwide.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will make investments in Native American youth interested in building careers in food and agriculture by supporting their participation in high-impact professional development events hosted by IAC in partnership with Native Youth Food Sovereignty Alliance and other partner organizations.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Kohala Center

The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education programming. Their main areas of focus are food, water, place, and people.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support the Ōhāhā High School Agricultural Program by teaching primarily Native Hawaiian youth traditional agricultural practice and related career pathways. This program also intentionally builds on the foundations of Hawaiian identity and serves the needs of Hawai’i’s rural communities.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms” in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will continue and expand Power Up; a new POWER House initiative that addresses childrens’ before school nutritional needs, helps them start the day ready to learn, and helps build relationships with parents/guardians.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

La Semilla

La Semilla Food Center's mission is to foster a healthy, self-reliant, sustainable, localized food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support Raíces de Tradicion y Salud (Raíces), their flagship Community Education program offering local youth farm-based production and food systems education from predominantly Latino colonia communities’ in Southern New Mexico.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Soul Fire

Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.

Students’ efforts through the Hunger Challenge will support Soul Fire Farm’s “To free ourselves we must feed ourselves” program by supporting new young farmers through intensive training and mentoring. Funds will also support the weekly doorstep delivery of naturally grown food to families.

Participated in

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Past Challenge Partners

We donate funds, our partners implement programs.

We partner with organizations who specialize in implementing succesful programs. We're proud to partner with incredible organizations who are dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world.
Nature conservancy

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Students' efforts will help fund education and training for youth and adults interested in coral and marine conservation. Through centralized “Innovation Hubs,” communities will have opportunities to learn about threats to the reefs and ways to combat them, as well as explore youth-centered advocacy opportunities. These Hubs will also develop, disseminate, and implement novel technologies for reef restoration, including techniques to regenerate diverse corals at exciting scales.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

Ocean Collective

Ocean Collectiv creates and amplifies solutions for a healthy ocean. In collaboration with experts, Ocean Collectiv advances ocean sustainability conservation solutions grounded in social justice.

Ocean Collectiv will identify and help allocate funding to community-based programs benefitting coastal communities and organizations on the front-lines of ocean conservation issues. They will also provide expertise and capacity-building services to support the success of these programs.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

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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.

Participated in

2019: The Ocean Challenge

Care

CARE is a large international humanitarian organization that works in 94 countries around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.

Participated in

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

2012: One Million Bones Challenge

Save the Children

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, they put children's needs first.

Participated in

2017: Youth Uplift Challenge

2015: Literacy Challenge

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning, and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children.

Participated in

2016: Healing Classrooms Challenge

Charity Water

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Participated in

2014: Water Challenge

Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity brought global design and building experience as well disaster-relief design and building expertise to the partnership. Its disaster relief work in the Gulf Coast and Sri Lanka produced replicable models for effective reconstruction of devastated communities.

Participated in

2010: Haiti Challenge

2011: Paper Cranes for Japan Challenge

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Search for Common Ground believes that conflict is inevitable; violence is not. Their mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from destruction and toward collaboration.

Participated in

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

Promotional Partners

In addition to the partner organizations we select to receive funding through our annual Challenges, we also collaborate with promotional partners to bring awareness to Students Rebuild and our Challenges—and vice versa. These are organizations aligned by mission, values, and typically focused on serving an educator or student audience.
PBLWorks

PBLWorks is a non-profit dedicated to helping teachers prepare students for successful lives by helping teachers, schools, and districts to adopt Project Based Learning (PBL). In an effort to promote and support the use of high quality PBL, PBLWorks focuses efforts on building the capacity of teachers and school leaders.

Participated in

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

2020: The Hunger Challenge

Do Something

A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. that helps young people rock causes they care about.

Participated in

2011: Paper Cranes for Japan Challenge

News O Matic

News-O-Matic is the first daily newspaper just for kids. It provides an exciting and engaging nonfiction experience for children, complete with valuable literacy tools for the classroom, creating innovative solutions to help children become tomorrow's responsible citizens.

Participated in

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

2017: Youth Uplift Challenge

Youth Services America

Youth Service America® supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, YSA's mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.

Participated in

2018: Facing Difference Challenge

2017: Youth Uplift Challenge