We at Teens Dream are working to ask teachers globally to engage their students in a fun contest to learn about the 17 goals of the United Nations to address poverty, hunger, equality, housing, energy, and so many other important issues. We do this through a global annual video contest for teens ages 13-18 and then encourage the teens to work with mentors we have selected in virtual rooms to address change, that we call Dream Hubs. We ask you as a social studies teacher to help us. Join other teachers who are encouraging their students to check out our website to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and enter the simple contest to make a 2 min video about their dream as it relates to one of the goals. Teens have from early Oct to early Jan to submit a short video.Last October Teens Dream hosted its 3rd annual celebration honoring the 2016 winners of its competition celebrating teens who express their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: William and Ronan from France on addressing food waste, Elizabeth from the UK on peace through equality, Harrison and Charlie from California on beach clean up, Adri from Georgia on quality education, Austin from Connecticut on better relations between cops and citizens, Sophia from Maryland on entertainment for change, Sanjana from California on helping girls get into programming, Max from New Zealand on cleaning up rivers, and Grand Prize winner Elena from the United Kingdom on responsible consumption and production!Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can get involved. I am happy to introduce you to other teachers globally who have utilized the contest. Here below is a quote from a teacher from Spain who I am talking to today as one of her students won and we will be flying her to Washington DC to celebrate her! Linda Staheli, Founding Director, Global Co Lab Network, Teens Dream
"As I was looking for a real life project to design to connect with their dreams, I came across your fantastic contest and I presented it as volunteer work to my students. They were all requested to produce a video according to your standards and publish it on their portfolios, but they could send it to you if they wished to. I know quite a few did and I am very proud of their work. I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding job you are doing by engaging teens to become critical thinkers and active participants to create a better society for all."