Change Our World Challenge Paper
Change Our World Challenge Paper Guidelines
Introduction: Your mission with this challenge is to find a way to positively impact/improve the life of one or more individuals in a direct way and then tell the teaching team about your idea and experience. You will do this by finding a way to engage with others around social responsibility, sustainability and integrity. This can happen by simply helping someone you know to be in need or working through a non-profit organization. The challenge can include a small cash gift (used in a creative way), an in-kind gift or volunteering to help someone.
Many times, having a personal impact does not require huge dollars. This project does NOT require giving of money (optional only). Note: If cash is part of your idea, make sure it is no more than $20.00 and that it is deployed creatively (a straight donation of money does not meet the criteria for this project). The teaching team expects you to put into practice your idea for this challenge: volunteering (3 hours minimum), in-kind donation (goods you own or control, done creatively) or cash (maximum of $20.00) deployed creatively.
Impacts of Leadership & Leverage: A key component of this challenge is to showcase your leadership and that you understand leveraging that leadership for greater impact. To achieve full credit for the project, you must engage with a local non-profit organization or develop your own project to impact others, but you must engage others with you on the project. For example, say you volunteer somewhere; invite 4 friends to volunteer with you. That is leveraging your leadership for greater impact. Or do a project where you go and engage many others, thus leveraging your efforts for greater impact.
Paper Content Guidelines: Your paper must be no longer or shorter than one page, divided into 3 sections as noted below and demonstrated in the sample project, each beginning with the BOLD headings below and responding to the following elements:
Section #1 – Challenge Idea: Section #1 of your paper is to describe your idea.
Section #2 – Implementation Process: In Section #2, explain the process of taking the action and the anticipated impact your action will have.
Section #3 – Summary: In Section #3, explain who benefited from your challenge, whether you were successful and how this challenge changed your view or attitude toward helping others. It is very important to discuss what you have gotten out of this (what you learned about yourself).
Paper Mechanics/Deliverable Guidelines:
- Title: CHANGE OUR WORLD CHALLENGE
- Page 1 (one page, no more, no fewer) – paper as described above; optional Page 2 – one challenge picture as described above
- A type-written, electronic document (single-spaced, 0 pt. between lines); must be .doc/.docx only
- Margins from 0.5 to 1 inch are acceptable (all 4 sides) – do not use the default margins
- Written in first person (I, me, we, us, myself, etc.) – tell us your thoughts
- Times New Roman or Calibri font
- Font size of 11 or 12 point
- Bold headings for all three sections as noted above
- Grammar and spelling are always important – please check both