Schools, organizations, and entrepreneurs across the U.S. with innovative solutions targeting grades 6-14.
Which track is right for me?
If you have a program ready to launch in 2021-2022, then we encourage you to apply for an Accelerate Award for School Year 2021-’22. If you have an idea that needs further development, then we encourage you to apply for an Ignite Award for School Year 2021-’22. If you have a program preparing for launch in 2022-2023 , please apply for an Accelerate Award for School Year ‘22-’23
Eligible programs for the Accelerate track will present, via their applications, a:
- Defined and committed target audience
- Detailed implementation plan (or have already piloted a program)
- Financial plan for operations that will guide/support day to day operations.
We will prioritize programs that address historically underserved communities and celebrate a local asset, such as a physical plant like a community center, or a community ethos specific to a given geography or ethnic group.
Ignite track-eligible programs will receive funding to plan, test, and validate their ideas. We encourage Ignitees to apply for additional funding to launch their models in future Challenges.