2023 Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge Live Information Session

Online Dec 8 4:30 am - Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Price: Free


What if you could build a better world? The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego is calling for middle- and high-school educators to join us in our effort to make a local and global impact. In the 2023 Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge, educators and teenagers will develop an innovator’s mindset and the skills to create solutions to local and global problems. The Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge is an annual, worldwide event that supports teachers and teenagers in developing social good solutions using design thinking. There is no cost to participate and ongoing support is provided to educators through a series of webinars.

Eligibility

  • A middle- or high-school educator must sign up and coordinate the event with student teams. Non-profits and other educational organizations serving teens can also apply. If you are a student, please ask your teacher to sign up so you can participate.
  • Every student must be in middle or high school and 13 years or older. If your middle-school class has 12-year-old students, they can participate as long as they are paired with students 13 years or older.
  • Educators and students must use a Google Account—preferably Google Workspace for Education—to authenticate and document progress in the Pactful app.
  • Because our goal is to increase access to innovation culture with underrepresented populations, we strongly encourage diversity of race and gender in student teams.
  • Participation is limited. Applications will be accepted until January 9th, 2023.

Prizes

Winning teams and their solutions will be celebrated in the Pactful Community and the media. In addition, winning teams will receive certificates celebrating their success, plus:

  • The 1st Place Team will be able to designate a charity to receive $1000 in the team’s name.
  • The 2nd Place Team will be able to designate a charity to receive $750 in the team’s name.
  • The 3rd Place Team will be able to designate a charity to receive $500 in the team’s name.
  • The 4th and 5th Place Teams will be able to designate a charity* to receive $250 in the team’s name.

Learn more, https://www.pactful.org/jtic23/

*You are invited to attend one of our 30-minute information sessions to help you learn more about the 2023 Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge.

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2023 Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge Live Information Session

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