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Congratulations to our early entry prize recipients, Veterans Tech Support, Seeds of Hope, and Aim to Aid!

Applications are now closed! The finalists will be announced at the end of July.

Have questions or want to get in touch? Reach out to us at [email protected].

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Take your idea to the next level

Are you a young person with a bold new idea to transform your community for the better?  

T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka are teaming up for the fifth Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide contest that gives young leaders the opportunity to take their ideas for creating a more connected, equitable, and sustainable future to the next level. 

Now, through May 18, 2023 (8:59 pm PT / 11:59 pm ET) anyone ages 13-18 located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico with bold ideas for driving digital empowerment, putting equity into action, and supporting a thriving planet can enter the Changemaker Challenge. Fifteen finalists will be selected to win up to $15,000 in seed funding and an all-expenses-paid trip to T-Mobile headquarters to participate in the Changemaker Lab later this year.* Additionally, each of the fifteen finalists will receive ongoing mentorship and skills development. 

This year, we are stepping up our game by offering every eligible applicant exclusive access to a digital community on LinkedIn, personalized feedback on their application, opportunities for 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and access to virtual skill-building sessions this summer. 

*Subject to change based on CDC COVID-19 safety recommendations.

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About the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge

For young people to thrive in a world where change is the only constant, they need to master the skills needed to be innovative, problem-solving changemakers. Through the Changemaker Challenge, T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka are committed to helping young people unleash their big ideas to drive meaningful impact. 

T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation are partnering with Ashoka because, for the last 40 years, Ashoka has supported social entrepreneurs and young changemakers as they bring new ideas to systemically address the world’s biggest challenges and build a world where we all realize our power to create change. Together, we are committed to mobilizing, engaging, and supporting the next generation of leaders to create a better tomorrow. 

Want to learn more about the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge? Get inspired by how previous winners put their changemaking skills into practice here. You can read about all of our 2022 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge winners here

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Eligibility, Awards & More!

For further information on our focus areas, timeline, eligibility, criteria, and more, click the links below:

Focus Areas, Eligibility Criteria & Awards

Terms & Conditions

Early Entry Prize: T-Mobile and Ashoka will select one winning project per category from those that apply by April 6, 2023, 8:59 pm PT/11:59 pm ET for a cash prize of $1,000. Additionally, all entries submitted by the early entry deadline will receive feedback on how to improve their application. 

The T-Mobile Family Changemaker Challenge: Do you have a parent or sibling who works for T-Mobile? If so, we’re running a separate contest for you – the T-Mobile Family Changemaker Challenge. Just fill out the same application form, and make sure to indicate your affiliation with T-Mobile.  

One Family Changemaker Challenge participant will be eligible to win a $5,000 prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Bellevue, WA for the intensive Changemaker Lab hosted at T-Mobile’s headquarters.* 

* Subject to change based on CDC COVID-19 safety recommendations 

Information & Support 

Want to learn more about the program? Join one of our upcoming info sessions, office hours, or workshops. You can go here for the full list of activities. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news and updates about the 2023 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge and our other opportunities to take action here.  

Upcoming activities

Want more support on your application? Check out our application guide here for tips, example answers, and a printable pdf where you can brainstorm answers to the questions.

Application Guide

Have another question about the Challenge or need support? Email us at [email protected], text us at (571)-622-1066, or message us on Instagram


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