World Affairs Challenge

Young Minds. Bold Solutions.

The World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is an international program and competition for middle and high school students to develop and implement their own S.M.A.R.T. solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.



The World Affairs Challenge program invites people from around the world to support our aspiring young global leaders in their efforts to solve global issues in their communities through one of our volunteer activities!

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ARC registration opens in September and WAC registration opens in October.

Interested in learning more about the World Affairs Challenge? Join us for a virtual info session!

Africa Regional Competition

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World Affairs Challenge Open

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2024-2025 Timeline

Check out the 2024 winning projects!


Students don’t have to wait until they are older to make a positive difference in their communities! Visit our Impact page to learn more about the project, student experience, and benefits of participating in the World Affairs Challenge!