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Arrow Electronics Supports No Barriers Global Impact Challenge to Inspire Student Innovation

Published 05-10-21

Submitted by Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 10, 2021 /CSRwire/– Arrow Electronics is supporting the No Barriers Global Impact Challenge, an annual competition that challenges middle and high school students worldwide to address a critical barrier that matters to them. Teams of five to ten students will submit a project proposal outlining their solutions along with a pitch video in hopes of winning $2,500 to implement their ideas.

“No Barriers unleashes the potential of educators and their students, giving them the mindset and tools to break through barriers and lead with purpose,” said No Barriers’ Director of Education Andrea Delorey.

This year’s competitors can choose between two focus areas: Diversity and Inclusion, which encourages students to address a related issue while also raising awareness of the value of diverse representation and inclusion; and Technology for Accessibility, challenging teams to address an accessibility issue through the innovative use of technology that makes life better for people living with disabilities. 

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Arrow is sponsoring the Technology for Accessibility track with Unlimited Tomorrow, a maker of prosthetic limbs and participant in the Arrow Certification Program, which provides entrepreneurs with design, engineering and supply chain expertise. 

The company is also a sponsor of the 2021 No Barriers Summit, an event that unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to reach their full potential. Arrow has displayed the Arrow SAM Car – a modified Corvette to allow former IndyCar race driver Sam Schmidt to drive again – at past summits and provided the opportunity for other disabled individuals to test the technology. 

“We are excited to expand our relationship with No Barriers and help a new generation of innovators develop technologies that improve mobility for as many people as possible,” said Joe Verrengia, Arrow’s corporate social responsibility director.  

Student teams have until October 1 to register for the Impact Challenge. No Barriers will offer program workshops to help teams develop ideas from September to December 2021. All proposals must be submitted by February 2022. For more information click here

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 180,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2020 sales of $29 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at

About No Barriers:

No Barriers is a Colorado nonprofit organization serving people of all abilities from around the world. The organization empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life. Learn more about No Barriers at

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Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 150,000 original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network. The company maintains over 300 sales facilities and 45 distribution and value-added centers, serving over 80 countries. Learn more at

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