15 Winning Projects Enter The 2020 Global Youth Entrepreneurship Competition Finals

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2020 - Santa Clara, CA. – The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Competition will hold its US Division Finals November 14-15. Following a rigorous competition, the 12 finalist teams, all vying for the $5,000 scholarship grand prize, will showcase their projects virtually before a panel of judges. Six teams will be making presentations each day from 5-7 p.m. PST. The winners will be announced on November 23rd.

    “Many of today's students receive an academic-driven education which lacks social and emotional development as well as practical skills for future challenges in college and in the work-place. I started this competition as an approach to engage young people in real world challenges and coach them in an authentic way, so they understand more about themselves and their goals.” -Sylvia He, GYE founder & GEO

    A total of 120 participants from 26 high schools across five countries (U.S., China, Canada, UK, and Japan) entered the competition in May of this year with the Preliminary Round taking place in September. Thirty-two students have moved into the Global Final Round.

    The mission of the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Competition is to empower aspiring global young students with the mindset of entrepreneurship, the skills for problem-solving, the grit for overcome difficulties, and the goal for lifelong learning through authentic learning approach.

    Each contestant was offered two options for designing a project. They could choose one that was aligned to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or they were able to pick one from GYE’s real-world projects pool based on the contestants’ experience and interest after registration. If a student did not sign up with a team with which to compete, he/she was given the opportunity to work with peers from an entirely different culture or country, which brings additional value for joining the competition.

    High school students, ages 15-19, from around the world were asked to solve a significant global problem through an innovative and sustainable enterprise idea. They also learned to apply their knowledge of science and technology in a practical way. Throughout the competition, each candidate was provided access to academic workshops, individualized coaching sessions, and an immersing 5-C global learning experience.

    The Global Youth Entrepreneurship platform, hosted on Peaqs–a high level learning game that allows teachers to create blended or hybrid learning experiences–is a place where young students can discover what they love, what they can achieve, and what they are passionate about in the future.

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