AdCap Challenge Splash

Are You Ready To Accept the AdCap Challenge?

Great! We’re ready to hear students’ ideas for helping our Challenge Partners solve real-world problems that impact their businesses. When young people put their heads together to make a positive change, it’s a Mission that’s Possible to solve.

This March, each student team will choose a Challenge question from one of our Challenge partners and submit their entries to share their BIG ideas and actionable solutions to help address that challenge in your community. At stake? $50,000 in total grant funds to bring your ideas to life.

2020 ADCAP CHALLENGE QUESTIONS ARE LIVE NOW!

All new Challenge Questions, and even more grant funding is available. Educators and students, sign up or log in now to participate!

ADAPTABLE FORMAT
Whether you integrate it into an existing curriculum or offer it as a special project, the AdCap Challenge will foster meaningful skill-building and transformation among your students.

SKILLS AND THE CHANCE TO COMPETE
Students develop workforce-readiness skills such as teamwork, innovation and communication - with the opportunity to compete for recognition and funding.

JUST ADD STUDENTS!
We'll provide background on the challenge topics, relevant research materials, and easy-to-follow guidance for student teams as they innovate a solution.

THE CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JANUARY 2020
SIGN UP & FORM TEAMS

SIGN UP FOR THE ADCAP CHALLENGE
Educators can sign up or log in now to be a Challenge Advisor for the 2020 AdCap Challenge. Students should sign up too, so that they are ready to get started when the entry form opens! As you wait for Challenge Questions to be revealed, start to think about forming a team (or teams) of three to five students to address the Challenge Questions.
MARCH 2
ENTRY FORM OPENS, CHALLENGE QUESTIONS REVEALED

STUDENT TEAMS CHOOSE A CHALLENGE QUESTION
Once the entry form opens, all the Challenge Questions will be revealed. Work with your students to select a Challenge Question they would like to solve. Use the resources online to help you along the way.

APRIL 22
CHALLENGE ENTRIES DUE

LAST CALL — ALL ENTRIES DUE
Student teams: be sure you have all of your ideas down so you can submit your entry in time to qualify for recognition, and prizes. When you’re ready, submit the entry online.
MID MAY
FINALISTS AND FUNDING WINNERS ANNOUNCED

CHALLENGE ADVISORS NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL
Student teams: be sure you have all of your ideas down so you can submit your entry in time to qualify for recognition, and prizes. When you’re ready, submit the entry online.
MAY

CLAIM YOUR GRANT FUNDING
Winning teams will finalize their Challenge ideas and submit their request for AdCap funding to be sent to their schools (to be used in Fall 2020).
JULY 20-23, 2020
FUEL YOUR GOOD SUMMIT

SHARE YOUR ADCAP CHALLENGE SOLUTION WITH TEENS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Five teams will also have the opportunity to win a scholarship for their team to attend the Fuel Your Good Summit in New York City, NY, from July 20 – 23, 2020!. Click here to learn more about the event.
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