The Lead2Feed Challenge was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, to encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that addresses a community need.
Teams of students in 6th - 12th grades are invited to enter the challenge.
Each team must complete the Lead2Feed lessons and create and execute a service-learning project designed to find and fill a need in their community. Teams will develop an action plan to achieve the goal and apply the leadership skills in the lessons to complete their project. Each entry must be submitted online using the Lead2Feed Challenge Entry Form, which includes questions, student reflections, photos and a video.
First-, second-, third- and honorable mention prizes of $20,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000, respectively, will be awarded, for a total of up to $275,000. Up to 50 teams will be recognized as winners. Each winning team also receives a tech bundle for their school or youth club of $10,000, $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
The Lead2Feed Challenge is open to US teams from schools and youth clubs. Each team must comprise at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult adviser.
See the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program website ( Lead2Feed.org) for challenge guidelines and application procedures.