Is the youth challenge only open to Peel schools in Mississauga?

    No. We welcome all teachers and educators to participate in the Challenge. However, keep in mind the Challenge questions, content, and resource packages are Mississauga specific.

    How will teams be connected with mentors?

    Once a team has registered, the Challenge organizers will contact the team lead/supervisor to connect your team with a mentor, based on your team’s selected theme. Challenge organizers will assist with coordinating the first mentor meeting.  

    Will this challenge count towards the EcoSchools Canada certification?

    Yes. If your school is an Ecoschool the Challenge can be used for points. See the teacher package for more information.

    How will projects be submitted?

    All projects will be due on March 31st via their project site (teams will be sent information on how to access to their project site once registered. This information will be sent out with the Challenge resource packages). Teams will be required to document their project from beginning to end in a project summary and submit a 5-10 minute video outlining their project, learning process, and a visual demonstration of their idea. The project summary form will be available on the Challenge website.

    Do teams have to start working on their project immediately after they register?

    Teams can begin working on their project at any time once they have registered for the Challenge and received their Challenge package.  Registration is open from October 19th and January 31st. Teams are encouraged to work on their project in preparation for the final submission deadline of March 31st.

    Is there a maximum number of teams that can sign up per theme challenge question?

    No, there is no limit on the number of teams per challenge question.

    What is the minimum/maximum number of participants allowed per team?

    We recommend that teams have a minimum of 4 up to a maximum of 10 participants per team.