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Competition Allows Students to Solve World Hunger

Competition Allows Students to Solve World Hunger

 A new competition is open to middle and high school students who create projects that help solve world hunger.

The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge is sponsored by Lift a Life Foundation, and “through the Leadership Awards Drawing, up to five winning schools may receive $5,000 each in technology products,” said a press release.

“While the award is limited to one per school, schools may enter multiple teams through December 15, 2014,” said the release. “Those not chosen will be automatically considered for the second drawing, taking place on March 20, 2015 with a project submission deadline of March 15, 2015.”

For the past two years under the program, the release said, “nearly half a million middle and high school students at more than 2,500 schools and clubs have participated in the ‘Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge’ for a chance to win over $250,000 in prize money grants to student teams for U.S. public charities engaged in hunger relief programs.” Lift a Life works with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and Yum! Brands Foundation for this effort.

“The teacher-led educational program combines a standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership along with the challenge of solving world hunger through service learning projects,” the release said.

"The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge provides educators and students with a turnkey service-learning experience that's free and aligned to the Common Core State Standards," said Diane Barrett, President, USA TODAY Charitable Foundation. "The technology Leadership Awards Drawing adds value and provides another reason for educators and students to get involved and find creative ways to fight hunger in their local communities and around the globe."

Teachers can register at www.lead2feed.org.

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor 

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