The World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is an annual competition where high school and middle school students present their big ideas for solving the world’s most challenging global problems.

As a nonprofit, WAC promotes diversity, global awareness and develops youth leadership skills through a fun and dynamic competition.

 

“I enjoyed the event and whole experience more than anything in my educational career.”
2017 WAC Student 

GET INVOLVED

  LEAD A TEAM   If you’re looking for a meaningful way to teach world affairs, this is it! Teachers and team leaders enjoy preparing their team(s) for the World Affairs Challenge and are thrilled to witness their students develop 21st century skills while having fun.     FIND OUT MORE →    

LEAD A TEAM

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to teach world affairs, this is it! Teachers and team leaders enjoy preparing their team(s) for the World Affairs Challenge and are thrilled to witness their students develop
21st century skills while having fun. 

FIND OUT MORE →
 

  COMPETE   Think you’re too young to make a difference? Think again. WAC gives students the opportunity to be heard, offers them the space to pitch their ideas, and provides them with the tools and connections needed to take action today.    LEARN HOW →

COMPETE

Think you’re too young to make a difference? Think again. WAC gives students the opportunity to be heard, offers them the space to pitch their ideas, and provides them with the tools and connections needed to take action today.

LEARN HOW →

  BECOME A MENTOR   One of the wonderful parts of the WAC is the opportunity for our students to be able to mingle and build relationships with local community leaders, business decision makers and educators. Sign up to mentor teens in their journey to global leadership.    APPLY →

BECOME A MENTOR

One of the wonderful parts of the WAC is the opportunity for our students to be able to mingle and build relationships with local community leaders, business decision makers and educators. Sign up to mentor teens in their journey to global leadership.

APPLY →

  VOLUNTEER AS A JUDGE   WAC judges have the unique opportunity to support the work of these motivated young students by providing informative,  constructive and empowering feedback. Judges play a vital part on WAC day and greatly impact the students. They decide which teams receive seed funding to continue implementing their projects.    SIGN UP   →

VOLUNTEER AS A JUDGE

WAC judges have the unique opportunity to support the work of these motivated young students by providing informative, 
constructive and empowering feedback.
Judges play a vital part on WAC day and greatly impact the students. They decide which teams receive seed funding to continue implementing their projects.

SIGN UP

  BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER   Through our collaboration with local and international Community Partners, WAC offers students the opportunity to learn directly from those working on their chosen global issue. It gives them the chance to connect with organizations and communities worldwide and make a positive impact in the world today.     JOIN US  →

BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER

Through our collaboration with local and international Community Partners, WAC offers students the opportunity to learn directly from those working on their chosen global issue. It gives them the chance to connect with organizations and communities worldwide and make a positive impact in the world today. 

JOIN US

  INVEST IN THE FUTURE TODAY   WAC needs recurring monthly contribution, in-kind donation, corporate sponsorship,  and overall financial support. This helps WAC develop, improve and effectively run the program. It gives WAC the ability to offer scholarships for teams that can't afford the registration fee and competition expenses. Help WAC expand throughout Colorado and nationwide.     DONATE/SPONSOR A TEAM   →

INVEST IN THE FUTURE TODAY

WAC needs recurring monthly contribution, in-kind donation, corporate sponsorship, 
and overall financial support. This helps WAC develop, improve and effectively run the program. It gives WAC the ability to offer scholarships for teams that can't afford the registration fee and competition expenses. Help WAC expand throughout
Colorado and nationwide. 

DONATE/SPONSOR A TEAM


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The World Affairs Challenge has partnered with the United Nations Association - denver chapter - to encourage action towards the sustainable development goals at a local and global level.

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