Students who attend grades 6-12 within US school system are eligible . Register now for Global Challenge and you will have whole summer to submit your video. 

Global Challenge Ambassadors:

Virginia

 

 Anika Bokkisam
 

I am an EmpowerandHelp ambassador. Currently, I am actively involved in many extracurricular activities both inside and outside of school. I am a freshman at my local high school. As a member of my high school’s Cross Country and Indoor Track teams, I have competed in state regionals. At my high school, I am part of JROTC. Currently, I hold leadership positions in the class. I am actively involved in flag detail and raiders. At school, I am a member of the medical club. Moreover, outside of school activities, I am also involved in the arts and helping others. Being a piano player, I have performed and have received state level in Piano Guild. In addition, I am in my 7th year of doing Indian classical dance and have performed for many fundraisers towards charity. I have also volunteered at my local senior nursing home. This acquaintance with the senior citizens has helped me gain a different sense of respect for elders. The many experiences and skills I have acquired both inside and outside of school have helped me become a better person every day. As an ambassador, I strive to keep our world positive and fully reach and achieve my potential when helping the community and society around me. I want to influence and encourage people to be aware of worldwide issues and take action upon them. 

Maya Sachdev

I am an EmpowerandHelp ambassador. I am currently going into 9th grade! I have always been a natural leader and care deeply for others. I have an obsession with baking, and I love to do hand-lettering. I have been singing and playing piano for over 10 years. I also compose my own songs, and I record them in my home studio I put together myself! I’ve gotten into all District Select chorus three times, and this year I got into all Virginia Select Chorus. I received the Ruritain award for the most outstanding student of the year for social and academic excellence. In addition, with a friend I started a Girl Up club at my school, and I got elected to be the Public Relations officer. We raised funds to donate bikes to girls who can’t afford rides to get to school. I also volunteer with my spiritual group. We make food and donate essential supplies for the homeless, we refurbish used glasses for the Lions Club, we donate care bags for sick children in hospitals, and much more. I have a passion for helping others, and it breaks my heart to see people in need. That’s why I became an ambassador. I’m going to do all I can to help solve problems in our world, and I want to encourage others too as well!