CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNERS
Our 2013 School Challenge entrants were asked to creatively showcase how their efforts through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF embodied the spirit of "kids helping kids." Teachers and their students made an impact by teaching the importance of global citizenship in their schools and communities.
The five grand-prize-winning teachers will accompany UNICEF to Tanzania this summer to experience UNICEF's lifesaving work firsthand. Here are the winners, along with a quote from each one's description of the project.
Audrey Hughes, 6th-grade teacher, Athens, GA
"The Science & Energy Team at Hilsman Middle School used the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign to showcase the power of kids helping kids in multiple ways."
Amy McKean, K-5 teacher, Tigard, OR
"After our talent show, we calculated the final donations and realized that we raised slightly more than $600—enough to push us over the goal of $1,000."
Kathy Perkins, 5th-grade teacher, Tuscaloosa, AL
"After learning how many children around the world do not have access to sufficient food, clean water, basic medical care, and education, my 5th graders got the whole school involved."
Julie Vangroll, 5th-grade teacher, Harker Heights, TX
"I can't even begin to describe all that my class learned from this experience and how proud I am of them."
Candace Voigt, primary teacher, Lansing, MI
"Our schoolchildren and the children in my community have been given so much in the education of our hearts and what it is to be human through our community participation in UNICEF!"
ANNOUNCING THE ALL-NEW 2014 SCHOOL CHALLENGE
In last year's School Challenge, five teachers earned a trip to Tanzania to experience UNICEF's lifesaving fieldwork firsthand. This year, what if you could witness UNICEF's work right from your own classroom? When you Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this Halloween, you could win a $1,000 Global Citizenship Technology Grant for your classroom. After you Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, simply submit your donations before December 1, 2014, and you will automatically be entered to win! One hundred semifinalists will be randomly selected and invited to answer this question: "If you won a $1,000 technology grant, what would you do to advance global citizenship in your classroom?" Fifteen teachers will win, and prizes will be awarded in February 2015!
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting new challenge!