Samantha Smith Challenge

About the Challenge

AWTT honors 2003 portrait subject Samantha Smith with the Samantha Smith Challenge (SSC), founded in 2014. The SSC is a dynamic educational program for middle and high school students designed to build a bridge between the classroom and the world. The various projects teach students that, no matter what age, they can be part of solving the challenges and issues they see around them, just as Samantha Smith did nearly 40 years ago. Learn more.

“The Samantha Smith Challenge inspired us to take action on these issues that have going on for decades and inspired us to not be couch potatoes.”
— SSC Student


Hear Caitlin Hutt talk about how the Samantha Smith Challenge addresses content standards