How Homeschoolers Can Fight Poverty with the Red Nose Challenge

The Red Nose Challenge: Inviting, inspiring, and empowering homeschool students to help kids who need it most. 

How Homeschoolers Can Fight Poverty with the Red Nose Challenge

Make a video. Make a difference.

Over 1 billion kids live in poverty today—unable to meet basic needs like food, shelter or education. But we know that kids have the power to inspire others to help others, because they often see the simple steps that can make a real impact.

That’s why Red Nose Day in School has launched the Red Nose Challenge, inviting children in grades 3–8 to create a 1-2 minute video explaining why it’s important to help end child poverty and show how they plan to make a difference. The winning teams will receive $5,000 to put their plan into action, or donate to a charity of their choice, and other exciting prizes.

Here’s how it works: 

  • Get informed: Teachers, homeschoolers, youth leaders and parents – use the classroom activities and video resources on to teach your kids about poverty and empathy and prepare them for the challenge.
  • Team up: Kids in Grades 3-8 work together in teams of up to 4 kids (with an adult leader)
  • Action!: Shoot a video in any format and be sure to show us your knowledge, creativity and passion (read the Official Rules before you begin)
  • Show us: Submit your final video by April 17th, 2017

The judging panel will include Red Nose Day co-founder and award-winning writer director Richard Curtis, whose film credits include Love ActuallyFour Weddings and a Funeral, and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Other celebrity judges will be announced in the coming weeks.

We want to see how your kids plan to make a difference!  Go to for all the details, and be sure to read the Official Rules before you get started!

How Homeschoolers Can Fight Poverty with the Red Nose Challenge

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988.

Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised over $60 million to date for the cause. Money raised for the campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad.

How Homeschoolers Can Fight Poverty with the Red Nose Challenge

Red Nose Day in School teaches students one of the most important lessons they’ll ever learn – that they can make a difference. Kid-friendly classroom activities help students, teachers, youth leaders and parents explore and understand the issues of poverty and how it impacts children at home and around the world–and what they can do to change things. Before they know it, their potential to help will be as plain as the (red) nose on their face.

Red Nose Day returns on May 25, 2017. Learn more and sign up for updates at


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