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Calling All Changemakers: Win $50,000 for Your Project to Change the World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on May 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Got a great idea for creating a better world? GOOD and the Start Something That Matters Foundation have launched a challenge for an aspiring changemaker to have the chance to win $50,000. According to the… More

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Students Compete to Create a Better World in First Solutionaries Congress

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on April 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Many schools have debate teams that choose an either/or side regarding a current event and then gather evidence and argue against other teams to support their chosen side. But what if instead of just discussing… More

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Sage Magazine Sponsors Young Environmental Writers Contest

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Screenshot image copyright Sage Magazine. Effective humane education can be manifested in a variety of ways, including through the power of writing. Many people have been positively influenced by another’s words, and Sage Magazine is… More

Enter the Winter YES! National Student Writing Competition

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image screenshot YES! Magazine. This winter our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school through university. Students are to read the YES! article, “What Can Change When We Learn… More

Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 28, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Education, High School, Humane Education, Resources, Science, Websites

Designed to help shift how science, math and technology are taught in K-12 schools, the award challenges high school students to create innovative products using science, technology, and entrepreneurship to solve real-world problems. More

Enter the YES! National Student Writing Competition

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on August 28, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy YES! Magazine screenshot. This fall our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school through university. Students are to read the YES! article, “Living Large in a Tiny… More

Enter the Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 15, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

The U.S. EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., and the National Center for Creative Aging are all sponsoring the 2012 Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest. (This year has been designated… More

NY Times Contest Invites Student Essays About Bullying

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on April 13, 2012 | Filed under Education, Humane Education

Bullying continues to be a serious problem. There have been a lot of school officials, consultants, and other adults weighing in, but few people are asking students for their solutionary ideas. Nick Kristof of The… More

Contests for Youth Peacemakers & Environmentalists

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 20, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

We recently learned about a couple of cool contests for youth changemakers: What About Peace Youth Arts Contest Sponsored by Global Exchange, What About Peace is an international arts contest for youth, ages 14-20, to… More

Bad-Ad Counter-Ad Contests Offer Youth Chance to Flex Their Media Savvy Skills

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 6, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

The Media Literacy Project is offering teens an opportunity to flex their creative and media literacy muscles in their Bad-Ad Counter-Ad Contests. The contests, open to teens in the U.S., ages 11-18, invite the young… More