Local High School Launches the COVID-19 Global Youth Challenge

The Global Youth Challenge launched by the Erindale Academy
The Global Youth Challenge launched by the Erindale Academy (photo: Provided by Stephanie Weng)
By Avi SchiffmannMay 12th, 2020

MISSISSAUGA - The Erindale Academy is launching the Global Youth Challenge, offering a $25,000 Scholarship plus numerous cash prizes. The goal of the Global Youth Challenge is to inspire students around the world to reflect, think and consider how the COVID19 pandemic has affected the world. The voice of today’s youth is needed now, more than ever. This competition is free and open to all youth between the ages of 14-19.

The contest consists of a 300-500 word essay or visual art work and a video.

Each entry will consist of an essay or piece of visual art, produced by a current school student, that looks at the affect of COVID-19 through the lens of a subject like mathematics, art, history, business or science.

Judging will be conducted by representatives from the University of Waterloo, Queens University, Brock University and the State University of New York.

In addition, we are pleased to announce Avi Schiffmann as one of our judges. Avi created a live coronavirus tracking website that has over 500 million visitors so far. Avi will be speaking at the Harvard Medical School Summit in August and at the United Nations Institute of Training and Research in May. Here is a recent interview with Avi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXFm2u4EHrs

So far, we have registered several hundred high school students from all over the world including: Canada, the United States, India, China, Vietnam, and Brazil. Here are brief video messages from students in China and Vietnam: https:// youtu.be/qB9a5XQUWpg

Registration is free and students can register online at www.theglobalyouth.com.

The Erindale Academy is a private high school located in Mississauga. James Rice is the Director of International Recruitment. He is available for an interview to discuss the contest further if interested.

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