Hispanic Heritage Month: Pay It Forward Challenge

Google Pay It Forward Challenge

At Google, we value diversity and inclusion and we support individuals who do the same. We are celebrating diversity and honoring Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting our annual Pay It Forward Challege. We aim to recognize leaders -- students and professionals -- who are advancing opportunities for their local communities, with a particular emphasis on Latinx/Hispanic communities.

Challenge Overview

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, students (14 years and older) and professionals (individuals who are not currently students) are all invited to showcase how they have positively impacted and influenced their communities within the US. We’re seeking leaders whose work demonstrates a commitment to expanding access and opportunities for their local communities including, but not limited to, areas of policy, advocacy, education, immigration reform, intersectionality, and/or DACA and Dreamers.

Please read the guidelines below and the FAQs for more information. We look forward to seeing your submission!

How to Enter
  • Please first review our Pay It Forward FAQs
  • Then complete this entry form and tell us how you are positively impacting your community 
Eligibility: Individuals who are;
  • 14 years and older and are a student (middle school to postgraduate) or a professional (individuals who are not currently students)
  • Currently living in the United States
  • Demonstrate a commitment to expanding access and opportunity for their local community 
Challenge Guidelines
  • The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, October 27th at 11:59pm PST
  • Applications should include a completed entry form. We’re looking for individuals to provide an overview of the work they’ve done to expand access and opportunities for their community.
  • For additional information on what qualifies as “impacting your community” please review the FAQs.
Judging Process & Criteria

Submissions will be judged by a team of Googlers on the following criteria:

  • Innovation / Creativity 
  • Scale of impact
  • Long- and short-term impact
  • Vision, future plans 
What if I am Selected?

Selected individuals will be announced by mid-November. Individuals that have been selected will:

  • Be featured on the Google Student Blog highlighting the impact of your work

  • Have the opportunity to connect with Googlers to learn how you can amplify your efforts 

Key Dates
  • Submissions are due Friday, October 27th at 11:59pm PST
  • Selected submissions will be announced by mid-November.