Newly Endorsed Programs
Program Category: Challenges & Competitions
Students work in teams with the help of an adult coach to research an aspect of the annual global theme and prepare for four dynamic events: formal presentation, discovery poster, global awareness quiz, and collaborative question. On Challenge Day, students come together to share their perspective on the annual theme with judges from the community.
Academic skills: Research, public speaking, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving
Program provider: World Savvy
Fees and Deadlines: $150 per team of 5-12 students. Scholarships available (see below.)
2009 Deadlines: Registration - February 6, 2009; Event - April 25, 2009.
Phone: (763) 588-7440
World Savvy: Think Beyond Your Borders
700 Meadow Lane North, Suite 620
Minneapolis, MN 55422
World Affairs Challenge Scholarships Available!
The University of Minnesota’s Office for Public Engagement is offering ten scholarships to high-need public schools in the Twin Cities area to participate in Minnesota’s First Annual World Affairs Challenge™, an academic program and competition on international affairs for middle and high school students. Schools at which 50% or more of students receive free/reduced lunch are eligible for this scholarship, which covers the World Affairs Challenge™ registration fee for one team and provides up to $100 additional support for materials and transportation to the World Affairs Challenge on April 25, 2009 at Macalester College. The deadline to apply for a WAC scholarship through the U of M is January 12, 2009. Click here for more information or to apply, and visit www.worldsavvy.org/minneapolis.
The World Affairs Challenge™ is run by World Savvy, a global education nonprofit, serving youth and educators in Minnesota, New York, and Northern California. Nationally, World Savvy serves more than 5400 youth and 750 educators in our three core programs. Click here for more information, and visit www.worldsavvy.org.