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  • Your project may address any community problem you identify. Your solution will often come from what you like to do. Using your unique talents and passions to solve a problem will create your own ripple-effect in our world.

  • Projects can be one time projects or ongoing. Projects can be big or small. Projects can provide social good/community service locally or internationally.

  • Once you begin your project it is up to you and your team members to share on social media what you’re doing, how you’re enacting your project, and what you’re learning along the way. If you'd rather not use social media please email us the ongoing story of your project.

  • The more quality and creative posts about your project (successes and roadblocks and unexpected encounters and allies and mentors that come along your way) the better your influence. Show your story of your ripple-effects.

  • Video, pictures, audio, art, spoken word, etc. are all welcome forms of posting about your project. Simply post to your social media with @SperoChallenge and #SperoChallenge, or email us updates too

  • Students may be individuals or teams - teams need not be from the same school . . . though they certainly can be. Teams can be formed from community groups, athletic teams, faith groups, music bands, etc.

  • To up the stakes . . . student teams can challenge other student teams to get involved. So if a girls water polo team launches their own project they can challenge a rival school’s team to join Spero Challenge or they might decide to challenge their own school’s football team, volleyball team, etc. Sky’s the limit. Bragging rights go a long way.

  • Students must live in the Tri-County area; Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties, and be in 5th to 12th grade.

  • Public, private, or home-school students are all eligible. 

  • The Ripple-Effect Award winners will be announced and awarded Dec 7th, 2019.​


What are you waiting for?  Start your own ripple-effect now!

**If you choose not to use social media to track your project, and would like to qualify for the Ripple-Effect Awards please email us at with the ongoing story of your project. Please include photos, videos, spoken word, written word, etc.
***If you have more Team Members than listed above or when new Team Members join your project, please email us with their names, emails, phone number, and social media handles at

Thank you for your application!

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