AdCap Challenge Splash


After five exciting years of cultivating young social entrepreneurs, GENYOUth’s AdVenture Capital initiative is proud to launch the first-ever national AdCap Challenge. Why? Because we believe that students have the potential to lead today — and we need their ideas and answers to help solve some of the world’s biggest issues.

Our Challenge Partners believe in students too, and they have committed not only funding to support the AdCap Challenge and scholarships, but also their enthusiasm, time and expertise.


It’s opportunities like this that help students grow and lead that continue to be the heartbeat of everything we do at GENYOUth. We cannot wait to see all the ideas that will come out of future AdCap Challenges.

Thanks to everyone that played in role in this first, incredible round of the competition.



As a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device — SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. SAP is committed to empowering the world’s youth with technology and business skills that translate into meaningful jobs and economic opportunity. We believe this will not only improve the quality of their lives, it will also lead to new innovations that will help the world run better.

Corteva Agriscience™

Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is committed to enriching the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. By bringing together our global scale, knowledge and innovation, Corteva Agriscience will help provide essential tools to ensure farmers succeed — because when producers thrive, our world thrives.


Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Domino's is committed to supporting initiatives and causes in its hometown while also participating in national programs that align with our company vision and guiding principles. We look forward to building on a heritage of delivering to our customers and communities in which we live and work.

Land O’Lakes

Building strong communities, creating enduring livelihoods and being effective stewards of our natural resources — these commitments are as important to us as top-quality products and services. The long view is part of our DNA. We’re working in communities around the globe to grow more food with less, foster new ideas and talent, and preserve our communities and the planet for future generations.

National Dairy Council

National Dairy Council (NDC), the non-profit organization founded by dairy farmers and funded by the national dairy checkoff program, has been committed to research-based nutrition education and communications since its start in 1915. NDC is dedicated to bringing to life the dairy community’s shared vision of a healthy, happy, sustainable world — with science as its foundation. NDC’s staff of registered dietitians, researchers and nutrition experts educate on dairy’s role as part of balanced eating patterns and its contributions to health and sustainable food systems. NDC has helped launch programs to benefit the health and wellness of children and adults, including Fuel Up to Play 60, which encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day. For more information, visit and follow NDC on Facebook and Twitter (@NtlDairyCouncil).



Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

HOSA: Future Health Professionals

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.

Jobs for America’s Graduates

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who have serious barriers to graduation and/or employment. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results — helping over 1.2 million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

The Food Trust: HYPE Philadelphia

The Food Trust works with thousands of students across Philadelphia to support and engage youth in becoming leaders for healthy change in their schools and communities. The HYPE campaign (which stands for “Healthy You. Positive Energy.”) supports youth councils in approximately 100 middle and high schools, all working to get their schools HYPE by improving access to healthy foods, decreasing the availability of unhealthy foods and increasing opportunities for physical activity. The HYPE program is a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Get Healthy Philly initiative.

World Food Prize: Global Youth Institute

Each year, around 200 exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. Selected students and their teacher mentors travel to Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.