Build Your Future: 
COVID-19 Design Challenge

Youth-driven solutions to help people in the pandemic.

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Because of COVID-19, I feel

What if instead, you could feel empowered and in control?

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Because of COVID-19,

I feel

What if instead, you could feel empowered and in control?

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Discover how to start a business and make a difference.

We believe in the power of your ideas and your ability to solve real problems.

We don’t expect you to come up with a vaccine or end unemployment.

Through this challenge, you will answer this key question:

How might we help people thrive mentally and physically in the midst of COVID-19?

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TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
Product
A product is anything you make and sell
Service
A service is providing help to fill a need
Campaign
A campaign is an action to achieve a political or social goal

Your Idea Here

TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
Product
A product is anything you make and sell
Service
A service is providing help to fill a need
Campaign
A campaign is an action to achieve a political or social goal

Your Idea Here

How This Challenge Works

Smartphone

Empathize

Walk in your client's shoes

Define

State your client's needs and problems

Ideate

Dream up solutions to your client's challenges

Prototype

Make a model of your solution to show

Test

Try your solution out with others

Pitch

Present your idea for cash prizes and bragging rights

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

We invite participation from youth across the country. This challenge is open to any willing to share their ideas about how to help people thrive during a global pandemic. All have the chance to be win a cash prize and be featured on our website.

THE OPPORTUNITY

This Challenge offers an inviting space to empathize, design, ideate, test and pitch. The BUILD team is excited to help more teens find empowering ways to solve some of life’s toughest challenges. Five selected submissions will be eligible to receive $250 and be featured on our national website. BUILD students will have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Pitch Event in June 2020 and pitch their innovative solutions to celebrity judges.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW

Dive into the Challenge and share inspiration and ideas.

We are working to build additional partnerships to support challenge implementation. If you are interested in getting involved as a Challenge partner, please contact ewilson@build.org.

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WE

invest in you...

YOU

invest in your community!

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD?

WE

invest in you...

YOU

invest in your community!

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD?

COMING SOON! JUNE 2020!

We need you more than ever because your ideas and inventions will create the future.