{ Sponsored by The Philanthropy Project }

The Philanthropy Project helps youth bring their service projects to life. Through our platform, individuals, classrooms and schools can create personalized campaign pages (complete with integrated fundraising, event management, merchandise sales and volunteer recruitment/organization capabilities) for any service project they wish to undertake. We are honored to host service campaigns created by IB students all over the world, and we believe the longstanding commitment to service within the IB continuum is something to celebrate!

That’s why we created the The IB Impact Challenge – a challenge geared exclusively towards IB schools in an effort to showcase the incredible impact IB students can make through their PYP Action Projects, MYP Community Projects and DP CAS Projects! Participating is simple: students rally their IB classmates to create service campaigns for causes they care about on The Philanthropy Project platform and challenge other IB schools across the globe to join them in making an impact. The 5 schools making the most impact by June 1, 2017 will win awesome prizes and become heralded as rock stars in the IB community!

So what are you waiting for? Join the 2016-2017 IB Impact Challenge Now!


1) Join the Challenge

Sign your school up to participate in the 2016-2017 IB Impact Challenge!

*Campaigns can be created by individuals, groups of students, entire classrooms or entire schools. Groups, classrooms and schools creating a unified campaign will need one “point person” to register an account with The Philanthropy Project so that he/she can create and edit the campaign.


2) Challenge 3 Other IB Schools to Join

Once you’ve signed up to participate in the IB Impact Challenge, it’s time to choose 3 other schools to challenge from the list of IB Schools worldwide. Find an IB School here, then use the “Contact Coordinator” link under the “Our Coordinator” heading (on the right hand column, under the google map of the school) to send the IB Coordinator an email asking them to participate in the challenge. For your convenience, we’ve created the following challenge invite template for you to use:


We are IB students at (school name). We signed up for the 2016 IB Impact Challenge sponsored by The Philanthropy Project (

We’re challenging students at your school to join us in making a collective impact! To participate, students simply rally their IB classmates to create service campaigns for causes they care about on The Philanthropy Project platform.

Please relay our challenge to your IB students and ask them to join us!


We want this challenge to go global! You may want to consider challenging one school in your state, one school in your country, and one school in another country.

3) Announce Your Participation in the Challenge

Post a picture of yourself/group/classroom/school on social media with the following caption:

“I/my school (your name/school name) just joined the 2016 IB Impact Challenge. We were challenged by (name of school that challenged you) to make an impact for a cause we care about by creating a service campaign with The Philanthropy Project. We accept this challenge, and invite the following schools to join us in making our world a better place: (list school names and tag if possible).”

Be sure to tag The Philanthropy Project and use the challenge hashtags: #philanthropyproject and #IBimpactchallenge


4) Create Your Campaign(s)

Now it’s time to create your campaign and start making an impact! You can create an unlimited number of campaigns between the time you join the challenge and the end of the 2017 school year. To be considered eligible to win, all participating campaigns must be completed by June 1, 2017.




Winners of the 2016-2017 IB Impact Challenge will be announced on June 15, 2017. Winners will be selected by The Philanthropy Project Advisory Council; prizes will be awarded to the 5 schools that make the most impact as a result of their campaign(s).

*** The IB Impact Challenge was created independently by The Philanthropy Project and is not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.