World Hunger Leadership Challenge

Posted by USA Charitable Foundation on January 12, 2015

Administered by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with support from the Yum Foundation, the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge encourages middle and high school students to develop leadership skills by starting a service-learning project that addresses hunger . Teams of students from public, private, and charter middle schools and high schools are invited to enter.

Each team must create and execute a service-learning project that attempts to solve a local, statewide, or national hunger-related issue; develop an action plan to achieve the goal; and demonstrate leadership. Each entry must include a written summary or video overview of the project and quantifiable results (i.e., number of meals served, cans collected, hours of service donated, Facebook “likes,” or families served from an urban garden).

First-, second-, and third- place prizes of $25,000, $5,000, and $1,000, will be awarded up to a total of $275,000.

To be eligible, entrants must be located in one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or Guam; be a full-time student in grades 7-12 ata public, private, or charter middle school or high school; and be between the ages of 13 to 18 years old. Each team must comprise at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult adviser.

See the World Hunger Leadership Challenge Web site for complete challenge guidelines and application procedures.


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