At GripTape, we give youth the power to learn how they want, funding to pursue their learning, and a Champion to encourage them along the way.

 

Our next application opens January 1, 2020. Visit us then to apply for our winter 2020 Learning Challenge!

And follow us on Instagram at #griptapeorg or check out our youth-run podcast GripTaped wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

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To read our Learning Challenge application guidelines, click here.

 Meet A FEW Challengers

Alexis

My Challenge was called A Journey Into Culture

“The experience of the journey feels different because it is an assignment I assign myself. I don’t have any rules or guidelines. It gives me more freedom … Here, there are no rights or wrongs and you are doing it for yourself.”

Check out what other GripTape Challengers have done.

Some Topics Challengers Have Pursued:

Astrophotography

3D automobile design

Cybersecurity

Dance

Human tissue engineering

Law

Renewable energy

Russian embroidery and cinema

Saxophone

Textile waste

Traveling

Voice acting

WWII Afro-German children

 

Brian

My Challenge was called 302 P.E.R.C.

“The focus on learning in the Challenge was really important because it helped me realize what I was being taught in my own experiences.”

 

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Ethan

My Challenge was called Build It Cheaper

“The entire GripTape thing overall has gotten me to take opportunities I wouldn’t usually do and step out of my comfort zone. Now that I have seen the possibilities of guiding your own learning, it is so much easier to approach different things that I want to learn.”

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Elicia

My Challenge was called The Plastic Journey

“I was successful because I not only got what I wanted, but I got so much more. I learned much more than I thought I would.”

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Winnie

My Challenge was called Cooking Classes for the Soul

“I enjoyed this experience and wished that it had been longer. I am proud that I was able to endure and do it by myself.”

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Eddie

My Challenge was called Coding

“The Challenge was the first time that I stepped in to fill a leadership void. This felt super different. That was a valuable part of this experience … It changed the way I saw myself.”

Check out what other GripTape Challengers have done.

GripTaped Podcast

GripTaped is a podcast all about learning new things and pursuing your passion. The podcast is hosted by Alyssia Janee, a teen entrepreneur and GripTape Youth Leadership Board member, who aims to help others. 

Listen to our latest episode below:

GripTape On YouTube

A channel made and managed by youth, for youth.

The GripTape Learning Challenge

The GripTape Learning Challenge is a call to action to youth ages 15–19 years old to design, create, and execute their own learning journeys. What is an idea, topic, or skill you’ve always wanted to learn? An experience you can invent, design, and drive yourself? Challengers have learned about rap communities, coding, fashion design businesses, landscaping, the brain, and teaching. Apply today, and if selected, we’ll give you the opportunity and support you need to pursue what you’re passionate about!

SUPPORT OUR CHALLENGERS.

GripTape Champions support our youth with regular, virtual check-ins for up to 12 weeks, expressing encouragement and deep interest in the learning journeys of Challengers. This is an opportunity for volunteers who believe unwaveringly in the ability of young people to drive their learning and chart their paths to success. You’ll be inspired!

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