Every year, ThinkCERCA asks students across the country to develop and share their ideas for solving a social or environmental challenge.
Through these projects, students take the critical thinking skills they hone in the classroom a step further – by creating realistic and sustainable solutions to solve real-world problems.
Student submissions to the Social Impact Challenge must solve for a challenge in one of these four fields:
Every project submitted to the Social Impact Challenge should be a realistic, specific, and sustainable solution to a challenge that students have defined in one of the above fields.
In March 2018, ThinkCERCA will announce the winners of the Social Impact Challenge: one winner for elementary school (grades 3-5); one winner for middle school (grades 6-8); and one winner for high school (grades 9-12).
Visit our Project-Based Learning hub to learn how you can empower your school to take on real-world challenges with student-led projects.
As you develop your project, make sure to:
The solution you develop could take the form of a social media campaign, an app, a website, an event, a product, a fundraiser – or anything that solves the problem you’ve identified. When submitting your entry, though, you must describe the challenge and the project you produced with either a presentation (Google Slides, Prezi, or Powerpoint) or a video.
Additionally, one of the three winners will also be selected as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner’s teacher will receive 30 ThinkCERCA Premium licenses for one year.
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By participating in Project-Based Learning, students hone their problem-solving, critical thinking, and entrepreneurial skills. These differentiated lessons about entrepreneurship will help students build background knowledge and further explore how the skills they learn in class can be applied to real-world innovation:
(These lessons are only available to Premium ThinkCERCA users)
(These lessons can be accessed by signing up for a free ThinkCERCA account)