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A Global Movement of Young Changemakers

Are you between 15 and 20? Join the Shape the Future Challenge brought to you by Moonshot Pirates and get a chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley!

In this challenge, you will work with international mentors while developing innovative solutions for our planet’s future. Apply here, until 5th May!


Moonshot Pirates is a global movement dedicated to fostering young change-makers from around the world. Moonshot Pirates are shaping future leaders through innovative courses and events. With participants aged 15 to 20 from over 150 countries, the organisation inspires young leaders to think big, learn, and take action for a better future.

Moonshot Pirates firmly believe in the potential of every individual to make a difference. They seek bold, courageous, and authentic young people who are willing to succeed on their own terms while having a positive impact in the world. 

Cultivating a “moonshot mindset”, their mission is to provide young people with the support and resources to innovate and find real-world solutions to issues like climate change. By leveraging technology, content, mentorship, and community, Moonshot Pirates equip young innovators with the tools they need.

Their inclusive, global community has been created to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and inspiration, nurturing individual growth and encouraging collaborative learning.

About the Shape the Future challenge:

The Shape the Future challenge invites young individuals between the ages of 15 and 20 to showcase their creativity, passion, and drive to positively impact the world. Participants are encouraged to think big and drive change in areas such as energy, sustainable agriculture, and eco-innovation. The winning team will go to Silicon Valley to learn first-hand about current technological developments and meet founders and organisations to help them develop their ideas further.

Past participants of the challenge have gone on to undertake internships at top companies such as NASA, received funding for their impact-driven ideas, and gained acceptance to prestigious universities such as USC and Stanford.

Find out more about the challenge on their website. Applications are open now, until 5th May.

Moonshot Pirates are also a sponsor of the upcoming 4Voices Public Speaking event in Barcelona, which will be held on 27 April at Barcelona’s prestigious CosmoCaixa auditorium. Young people from schools across the region will take to the stage to speak about the important topic: ‘The Digital Jungle: navigating the online world’.

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What we like about them

  Moonshot Pirates empower young people to be ambitious, pursue their passions and make a positive impact in the world.
  The organisation provide practical, immersive learning experiences and mentorship that develop important 21st-century skills.
  Gives young people the opportunity to collaborate with experts and peers, networking with new people from around the world, and growing in confidence.

In their own words

We believe that young people have what it takes to develop innovative solutions that will make a real difference in tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges – climate change.”  – Moonshot Pirates

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