Challenge Resources

Looking for great content and discussion starters for young people over the summer? Even though the Youth Uplift Challenge has ended, the resources here were created to foster learning and dialogue with students, and they are free to download anytime! 

Impact Report

See all of the impact your hard work during the Youth Uplift Challenge made in the Impact Report!

Participation Certificate

Did you make and mail in hand art for the Youth Uplift Challenge? Congratulations! Download your participation certificate here. Thank you for taking the Youth Uplift Challenge!

Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories: Understanding Opportunities and Obstacles of Youth is a new curriculum from Students Rebuild and Global Nomads Group  that will help young people explore the essential question:
How might we, as students, better understand the opportunities and obstacles youth face around the world? 
Through self-reflection and teamwork, this resource will support students to challenge their assumptions and prepare for meaningful engagement in the spring webcast.

Learning Resources

To fully engage with the Youth Uplift Challenge, we hope you’ll use the Learning Resources and tools to help broaden what you and your students know about global poverty and poverty in the United States. These lessons bring better understanding to many of the causes, relationships, and financial and social realities that people living in poverty experience globally.  We encourage you to adapt each to your own age groups and learning goals; additionally creating and seeking out others that align most closely with your student’s educational needs.

Fact Sheet

Need a simple, easy-to-read document about the Youth Uplift Challenge? Use our downloadable Fact Sheet!


Head to our YouTube channel for all videos related to the Youth Uplift Challenge, including a Challenge overview sketch and a how-to video for making hand art.

Video Discussion Guide

This guide offers a few discussion starters to allow space for your students to reflect on their thoughts after seeing each Youth Uplift Challenge video to deepen learning. Download the Video Discussion Guide here.


Need more Youth Uplift Challenge photos, or want to see some of the participating teams in action? Visit our Facebook page for the most updated photo albums.

Spanish Resources

Download Spanish versions of our postcard and fact sheet, and watch the "About the Youth Uplift Challenge" video with Spanish translations.

Leader's Guide

Your Leader's Guide includes everything you need to know about participating in the Youth Uplift Challenge, including tips on how to engage your team members in making a hand and lending a hand.

Making Hands Instruction Guide

Everything you need to know about making hands, mailing and sending digital submissions, and taking local actions can be found here! 


Need a poster to promote your participation in the Youth Uplift Challenge, or an upcoming hand art making event? Download one below:

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