T-Mobile and Ashoka are challenging young Americans to come up with ideas that can ‘change their world for good’.

The Changemaker Challenge is open to people aged 13 to 23 with a vision for how to improve the communities they live in, around issues relating to food, water security, poverty and education. The 25 winning teams will get an all-expenses paid trip to a two-day Changemaker Lab event at the T-Mobile’s Headquarters in Seattle. They will get mentor support while there and seed funding to progress their innovations from the T-Mobile Foundation.

John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said: “We’re blown away by the grit and determination of young people who see problems in their schools and communities that need fixing and how they’re leading the way to change. Now more than ever, it’s clear that America’s youth are here to make a difference. With the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge, we want to help bring their best ideas to life.”

Applications must be submitted by 31 May.