WANTED: Academic WorldQuest Coaches for High School Teams

Friday, August 11, 2023
heartAre you interested in being a part of shaping the futures of young leaders in Hawai’i?
heartAre you passionate about global peace and sustainability? 
PAAC is currently seeking six to twelve graduate students across all disciplines to participate as coaches for the local 2023-2024 Academic WorldQuest Competition.
The Academic WorldQuest Competition is a global trivia competition for high school students. In teams of four, students across the state of Hawai’i test their International IQ for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. and compete in the National Academic WorldQuest Competition
Here are the responsibilities of coaches and the estimated hours for this role:
Commitments Estimated Hours
yes Attend a training session in October  [2 hours]
yes Choose one content area and read materials provided in study guide (example) [6-8 hours]
  • Provide a summary of your topic that provides context for this issue- historical or current affairs- Complete by Nov. 17, 2023 
yes Attend Academic WorldQuest Virtual Launch Party on November 16th  [1.5 hours]
yes Create 10 questions for the local competition [5 hours]
yes Create 10-15 questions for practice with students [5-7 hours]
yes Meet with student teams virtually for coaching sessions in Jan/Feb *Hours dependent on total # of coaches recruited.
[10-15 hours] 
  • Host a minimum of two, one hour, learning sessions a week during after-school hours, for six weeks between Jan. 15 to Feb. 23, 2024
  • Provide overview talk to all schools/teams
  • Check in with teams/schools within that same week or the following weeks
yes Attend Academic WorldQuest Competition in March 2, 2024 [3 hours]


Learn more about this opportunity and sign up for our information session below!

Information Sessions:

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:00 AM

Sign Up for Information Session

Please also feel free to email Cheyenne Prater, PAAC High School Global Education Program Coordinator, intern@paachawaii.org, with any questions about this opportunity.