Wells Fargo Global Impact Challenge


Wells Fargo Global Impact Challenge


No Barriers Youth helps middle and high school youth develop through experiential learning, collaborative problem-solving, service learning, and field-based experiences rooted in international travel and the outdoors. Educator-focused programs include professional development, curriculum resources, and coaching.


In June, 20 educators were selected to participate in the Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark the best ideas from students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination. The teachers attended workshops at the 2017 No Barriers Summit in Lake Tahoe, CA to experience the No Barriers Life and learn about the program curriculum. The goal was to equip teachers with the necessary tools to help students dream big and break down barriers through the Global Impact Challenge.

  • Each teacher began by recruiting a diverse team of at least 6 youth (both with and without disabilities) from their school, who created and fine-tuned ideas over the course of 6 workshops.
  • In November 2017, teams will “pitch” their solutions to a volunteer selection committee made up of business experts and start-up specialists for evaluation and feedback.
  • Finalist groups will be announced and awarded prize money (up to $5,000) in January 2018, to launch their ideas in their local communities, and will get a chance to attend the 2018 No Barriers Summit in New York City!

The application deadline has *passed*. If you have questions about the No Barriers Summit or the Global Impact Challenge, please contact our office at (970) 484-3633.


““The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust