One World Challenge

The One World Challenge is a core part of the One World Program, celebrating the hard work and dedication of students in DC schools who participate in the program during the school day. About 5,000 students first write argumentative essays on topics of their own choosing in classrooms around the city during the fall using the One World Program. Nominated by their teachers, a select group of 50 students then spend two months transforming their written essays into compelling oral presentations in teacher-led afterschool sessions. Each spring, these DC middle and high school students make oral presentations to community leaders, educators, and family members about social justice issues directly relevant to their own lives. Judges award $10,000 in college scholarships and academic prizes.

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