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The Changemaker Challenge

T-Mobile's Changemaker Challenge is a nationwide contest that mobilizes the next generation to create positive change in their communities.

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Top teams of youth innovators receive mentoring and funding, while the world benefits from young people's amazing ideas.

In partnership with Ashoka, we chose the top 30 teams (out of 428 applications) to our headquarters in Bellevue, Wash., for an intensive, three-day workshop. This un-conference-style workshop helps teams take their projects to the next level and focus on developing critical changemaking skills and community building. Teams also receive mentorship from T-Mobile executives.

Stories Untold US

After surviving a shooting at his high school in Parkland, Fla., Carlitos Rodriguez created a platform for people affected by gun violence. Stories Untold US was born for people to share healing and inspiring stories and won our Education Category Grand Prize for its heartfelt approach to a challenging topic. Carlitos is using his Changemarker Challenge funds to expand his project nationwide.

Grand Prize Winners

Learn more about our T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge and Carlitos’s fellow Grand Prize Winners.

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Changemaker Challenge 2021

We anticipate launching our next nationwide Changemaker Challenge in early 2021.

Learn more about how we invest in our youth.

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Project 10Million

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