Announcing the Welcoming Refugees Project!
Pryvit. Hola. Iwi Selami Newi. Salut. Merhaba. 'Ahlan Bik. Huānyíng. Welcome. We are excited to launch the 2022-2023 Students Rebuild Challenge: the Welcoming Refugees Project!
Sign your K-12 classroom up for a ready-made adventure in global learning!
Why refugees? What does home look like to you? For many, it’s where you grew up, where you created memories, and where you feel surrounded by your community. Now, imagine losing the only home you’ve ever known. That’s the reality for many families when war and other crises cause them to flee—and they become refugees.
Today, more than 400 million young people live in areas of the world experiencing conflict, from the war in Ukraine and natural disasters in Pakistan. This year, the Students Rebuild Challenge will empower students around the globe to make a difference, support those displaced by war and other crises that cause families to flee their home countries, and create more welcoming and inclusive communities.
What’s involved? The Welcoming Refugees Project invites K-12 classrooms to take small actions to make a big difference in the safety and well-being of students, future classmates, peers, and refugees alike. Young people will engage in “artivism” (art-based activism) to raise funds for organizations that help to change the lives of displaced families worldwide—from Ukraine, Ethiopia, Turkey, and more. This year, we’ll be making artfully illustrated postcards to welcome our new refugee friends!
Who else is involved? We're excited to partner with five amazing global organizations empowering students to make a difference — World Savvy, Choose Love, Little Amal, Welcoming America, and UNICEF! You can learn more about this year's partners and their impacts by visiting our partner resources page.
How can I participate? Teachers, after you sign up, you can explore ready-made instructional resources and lesson plans on this year's Challenge Page.
No matter what we believe, where we live, or who we are, we are all part of one global community. Register your classroom for the Welcoming Refugees Project today!