Join us for Better World Day on May 4th! 

Better World Day

The countdown is on! On Friday, May 4th, join more than 50,000 EL Education students and teachers for Better World Day, a time to honor the power of students across the country to shape a more just future through their learning. School communities will share student work that has contributed to a better world and connect with fellow citizen scholars across the country in acts of service. 


Better World Challenge

Our students challenge you to join us on Better World Day 2018. It’s a day to honor students who work hard in EL Education classrooms all year to become great scholars and active citizens. It’s also a day to put knowledge to work in service of building a better world.

Find out what Conway Elementary students will do to serve their community on Better World Day by viewing their challenge video above. Take the challenge by letting us know what you and your students will do to contribute to a better world on May 4th. You can follow hashtag #BetterWorldDay on social media to see and share student challenge videos across the country.

Attend Events

Better World Day is about celebrating service all year long through learning that contributes to a better world. Join students and school communities in service and celebrations of learning that contributed to a better world this year. (Stay tuned for exact times and locations.) 

Join Online

Use the hashtag #BetterWorldDay before, during, and after the event when posting about your impact on any social media channel for a chance to be highlighted on our page. Show support for our citizen scholars by sharing and commenting on their posts.

Better World Projects

18 winning projects have been selected by a jury of EL students, educators, and advisors for creative contributions to a better world. Students and their advisors will receive mentorship and documentation for their journeys to making a difference through their learning. These are just a few of the projects we'll honor on Better World Day. Follow their progress or post updates from the field with hashtag #BetterWorldProject.


More than 50,000 students, educators, and community members, and counting! These citizens are stepping up to serve their communities. With so many involved in one day of service, imagine the impact 1,000,000 EL students have had every day throughout 25 years of "getting smart to do good."

In the News

"Getting Smart to Do Good" is catching fire! See Better World Day and Better World Projects in the news across the country.