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Let's teach our youth how to change the world.

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Teach. Inspire. Win.

Let's teach our youth how to change the world.

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Get involved. Share your ideas and win up to $100,000!

You can help prevent home fire injuries & loss of life.

Award-winning youth innovators lead engaging video lessons to teach and inspire your students.

Ashley Greenway
Allen Distinguished Educator & STEM Laureate

Video Lessons

STUDENTS CAN SOLVE GLOBAL PROBLEMS
Teen inventor Alexis joins past Paradigm Challenge winners to explain to students that problem-solving is not reserved for adults.
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USE THE SOLVED METHOD
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winner Kedar explains how to use the six-step SOLVED method to make a difference in the world.
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KINDNESS, CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winners Catie and Paige explain how to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve global issues.
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MAKE A WINNING PITCH
Paradigm Challenge Grand Prize Winner Benjamin explains how to turn a great idea into a successful presentation.
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ENGAGE EXPERTS AND MENTORS
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winners Allie and Anjali teach students engage others to obtain feedback and other assistance.
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winners Diop, Ama, and Amira help students develop strategies and skills to effectively manage a team project.
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HIGH QUALITY PBL
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winners introduce a series of high quality PBL projects that are available to everyone.
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THE PRINCE AND KEDAR SHOW
Paradigm Challenge First Place Winners Prince and Kedar share how educators can inspire the current generation of kids to use their creativity to help solve real-world problems.
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HOME FIRES
Fire is Everyone's Fight. Home fires occur every 90 seconds and take more lives than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined.
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FOOD SECURITY
Everyone's part of the food system. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic.
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Top 5 Reasons to Join the Movement
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Youth can win up to $100,000.
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Educators can win up to $5,000.
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Youth will learn problem-solving skills.
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Inspire youth to change the world.
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Help Us Address Real-World Problems
HOME FIRES
Fire is Everyone's Fight. Home fires occur every 90 seconds and take more lives than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined.
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WASTE REDUCTION
The Earth is everyone's responsibility. Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.
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PERSONAL HEALTH
Wellness and healing are good for everyone. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
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FOOD SECURITY
Everyone's part of the food system. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
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About Project Paradigm And The Paradigm Challenge

Project Paradigm’s mission is to identify, support, and collaborate with passionate individuals and organizations to inspire, lead, and facilitate paradigm shifts in the approaches to global challenges.

The Paradigm Challenge invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help address real-life problems. The top 100 entries win up to $100,000 and the first place winners in each age division (4-8, 9-13, 14-18) win a 4-day/ 3-night trip to Los Angeles to attend The Paradigm Challenge Prize Ceremony. Teachers associated with the top 100 entries win grants up to $5,000. The annual deadline is May 1.

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual global competition created by Project Paradigm in collaboration with the American Red Cross and a wide coalition of partners. Project Paradigm is a national private foundation headquartered in Los Angeles.

The Paradigm Challenge presents multiple high quality project based learning opportunities for students pre-K through 12. Past Challenge winners lead video lessons that help build student problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence, and character. These videos, together with print lessons and supporting materials, provide students with step-by-step guidance on how to solve problems and innovate kindness.

Project Paradigm funds, operates, and makes all final decisions regarding The Paradigm Challenge.