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A social good hackathon is a gathering event with the ultimate purpose to discover new and effective ways to overcome an existing hurdle.


Rhode Island high school students in grades 9-12. No coding or prior Hackathon experience required!


November 2020

Registration opens September 1, 2020

Hack For Global Good 2020 goes virtual! This year’s challenge: FOOD

How does FOOD affect People, Production, and Policy?

 The event will feature a one-week design sprint to engage even more amazing partners, mentors, and students across Rhode Island with a final virtual “pitch” on November 14.

This year high school teams will explore challenges in the Food space under 3 key areas:

  •  PEOPLE affected by and/or who work with food (farmers, agricultural technologists, vendors and food pantries, growers) with the overall goal of zero-hunger!
  • PRODUCTION of food (vertical farming, hydroponic techniques, robotics, GMO, seed saving/genetic ownership, innovative farming techniques, clean food, etc.) with the overall goal of zero-waste!
  • POLICY around sustainable food systems,  access, transportation, safety with the overall goal of food equity

Rhode Island Statewide Hackathon


To launch a statewide initiative that exposes high school students to 21st Century skills during a real world scenario.

To develop learning modules that incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship exposing RI students to new ideas, opportunities, and an innovator's mindset.

Hack for Global Good is a powerful opportunity to engage young, motivated individuals to assess and address real, global environmental challenges. Equal parts science project, policy development, and business proposal, the Hack provides participants with an intensive team-building opportunity to collaborate on creative, inspirational solutions with real potential to benefit humanity.”

– Hank Webster, Acadia

Rocky Hill Country Day School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and the host of Hack for Global Good 2019. Your donation allows students from across Rhode Island to engage and experience learning opportunities not otherwise available to them.

Hack for Global Good

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530 Ives Rd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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401.884.9070 x182