The HBCU Impact Challenge

The HBCU Impact Challenge

 Empowering Environmental Innovations, Sustainability, and Stewardship

Welcome to our STEAM Education eGift card crowdfunding campaign! We are excited to invite you to be a part of "The HBCU Impact Challenge!" project-based learning experience. We are thrilled to invite you to be a part of a groundbreaking event that brings together Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to lead the way in environmental initiatives, sustainability, and stewardship.



About The Experience

"The HBCU Impact Challenge" is a transformative community service event that unites HBCUs, students, faculty, and local communities in a collective effort to address environmental challenges and foster a greener future. This unique challenge aims to inspire and implement innovative solutions that positively impact the environment and promote sustainable practices.

      How Your Support Makes A Difference

      By sponsoring our STEAM Education eGift cards, your generous contribution to "The HBCU Impact Challenge" will directly fund students learning how to execute the following aspects of the event:

      • Seed Funding for Projects: We will provide seed funding to HBCU student-led environmental projects that showcase innovative solutions and sustainable practices.
      • Workshops and Training: Organizing workshops and training sessions led by industry experts to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to create sustainable impact.
      • Community Engagement: Collaborating with local communities to implement sustainable practices, such as tree-planting initiatives and waste reduction projects.
      • Research and Education: Supporting research initiatives that explore new environmental technologies and promote environmentally focused educational programs.
      • Competition Prizes: Providing awards and recognition to the most impactful and innovative projects during the HBCU Impact Challenge.

          Sponsorship and Recognition

          We offer various sponsorship levels through six leadership tiers:

          Determination | Leadership Sponsor


          Leadership Sponsor
          Tier 4 | 72 Students


          Brings focus, drive and conviction to our actions - thriving on the journey and being motivated to achieve excellence.

          Learning | Contributing Sponsor


          Contributing Sponsor
          Tier 5 | 144 Students


          Believes that listening, having humility and being open to new ways of thinking is the best way to challenge ourselves to grow and change as an organization.

          Teamwork | Partner's Circle


          Partner's Circle
          Tier 6 | 360 Students


          Are committed to each other, the mission of NEXT Steps organization, and to the accountability and integrity it takes to be a successful global team.