Join the movement of young people solving the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges!

General Motors (GM) and Ashoka recognize young people as powerful actors in solving our planet's most pressing sustainability challenges. We are partnering to launch Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking, an online challenge for young changemakers across the U.S. 

To thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing world, we need more changemakers responding to the problems around us. Leading innovators throughout history have been motivated by urgent societal issues, like climate change. Purpose and commitment are key ingredients for anyone to unlock their changemaking potential — and that includes engineers, scientists, and tech experts. By combining changemaking and STEM education, young people are driving us towards a more sustainable future. 

Ashoka and General Motors are collaborating to strengthen the movement among a new generation of problem solvers taking on sustainability issues at the Our Planet, Our Purpose: Changemaking Summit, the culiminating event for the winners of the #STEMforChangemaking Challenge.