Million Apple Challenge


We are Concordia. A nonprofit university based in Portland, Oregon, that's been preparing teachers to be the best they can be for over a century.


Now more than ever, teachers all across the country need to feel supported. At Concordia University-Portland, we love teachers and believe they deserve to be recognized for the amazing job they do. So this Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7 - May 11), join us in saying thanks by helping us dedicate one million apples to teachers across the country. Together, we can flood social media with an outpouring of love for teachers.

It takes a lot to be a teacher. So this Teacher Appreciation Week, let's give them the recognition and love they deserve.


  1. Post a picture of an apple or post a video dedicating an apple to a teacher.**
  2. In the post copy, give a shout out to a teacher who made a difference in your life.
  3. If you can, tag your teacher or your school.
  4. Challenge your friends to #DedicateAnApple and tag them in the post.

Example post copy: "This apple is for @exampleteacher Thank you for teaching me one of life's greatest lessons - hard work pays off. @examplefriend - what teacher would you thank? #DedicateAnApple

**Feel free to get creative with your apple posts. Post an apple pie, post an apple in the Big Apple, draw an apple — anything goes :)

Dedicate an Apple Now

Tell us about a teacher who made a difference in your life