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BUILD COVID-19 Design Challenge

Youth-driven solutions to help people in the pandemic

We believe in the power of youth ideas and their ability to solve real problems.

The BUILD: COVID-19 Design Challenge asks youth to create real world solutions to today’s challenges exacerbated by the current global pandemic.

 

 

How Can YOU Join the Design Challenge?!

Learn how you can get involved below!

 

The Challenge Journey

ARE YOU READY?

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

We invite participation from youth across the country. This Design Challenge is open to any willing to share their ideas about how to help people thrive during a global pandemic. At this point, all students must register with a teacher to be qualified for prizes

THE OPPORTUNITY

This Design Challenge offers an inviting space to empathize, design, ideate, test and pitch. The BUILD team is excited to help more teens find empowering ways to solve some of life’s toughest challenges utilizing the design thinking process. Five selected submissions will be eligible to receive $250  and be featured on our national website. BUILD students will have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Pitch Event later in 2020 and pitch their innovative solutions to celebrity judges.

TEACHERS & STUDENTS

  • BUILD provides all Design Challenge course material for students and teachers.
  • Students have the option to participate in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
  • Students participate over the course of two weeks and five selected students submissions will will be eligible to receive $250 each be featured on our national website later in 2020.

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

The BUILD COVID-19 Design Challenge launched in June 2020. We are inviting select summer programs to experience in July and August and we will allow all schools and community centers to experience in September and October!    

 

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