About the Youth Uplift Challenge

Welcome to the Youth Uplift Challenge!

Every young person has dreams of who they will become. Yet, millions of young people face the unstable circumstances of poverty causing many to leave their education behind to find ways to provide for their basic needs­­— pushing their dreams further out of reach.

While these misfortunes are significant, all young people, in spite of their circumstances, possess assets, skills, and gifts that can improve their lives. Investments in financial literacy, job and entrepreneurship training, and youth-led groups and networks can help overcome the setbacks of poverty.

For every hand you make and send in, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1.90—up to $500,000—to Save the Children’s programs empowering youth in Nicaragua and Indonesia to rise into a life they dream for themselves.

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Ready to take the Youth Uplift Challenge? Register your team here.

Take a look at all of the teams taking the Youth Uplift Challenge so far - and find yours - on our team map:

All registered & wondering what to do next? Get inspired and learn more about making hands for the Youth Uplift Challenge here.