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GRADES 9 -12 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. "Overcoming the complex challenges that the world faces requires transformative action, embracing the principles of sustainability and tackling the root causes of poverty and hunger to leave no one behind." (FAO).

As the prime connection between people and the planet, food and agriculture can help achieve multiple SDGs and we are inviting junior and senior high school students to dig in, learn more and pioneer innovative solutions to today's biggest challenges. 

The customized program is designed to educate and engage students with the world’s 17 SDGs and provide opportunities to curate innovative solutions. 

The Challenge:

Students in grades 9–12 are invited to submit a project that relates to the annual challenge question. Working in teams or individually, students will research their topic, engage in collaborative problem-solving and draft a proposal containing one solution. 

The challenge is available online and comprises four lesson modules and engaging interactive learning tools. The challenge can be broken into bite-sized lessons or offered as a main course taking approximately 2 weeks to complete. 

We are currently piloting this year's challenge theme, and are looking for five Alberta schools to participate.  Each participating school will receive an incentive reward of $500 upon completion of the full challenge and submission of their completed program evaluation and feedback surveys. Minimum 25 student submissions per school must be submitted to be eligible for the incentive.


Schools are also eligible for another $50 for every 10 entries they submit to the challenge up to a maximum 100 entries per school. ​

The pilot registration is first come, first served - limited to five schools.

For More Information

Contact us if you have any questions about the Sustainable Youth Challenge. 

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sustainable Development Goals program.

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