Why 5 and Go ?
We are experiencing a crisis of loneliness and disconnection in the United States and around the world, and young people are some of the hardest hit.
The great news is that by having more positive in-person interactions, we can boost our mental health, our physical health, and strengthen our communities and society…
“It’s brought me closer to my friends …and it’s made me feel mentally a lot lighter, happier, clearer.”Ailise, 27, NY
“It made me so happy to know there’s still kindness in the world…it makes me feel like I have purpose in the community.”Tara, 23, FL
“If I am having a bad day, doing a challenge will make me feel better…Doing these challenges everyday has made my life more positive.”Antwon, 22, NY
“It has made my life so much more bright and fun!”Vikki, 22, NY
5 and Go! gets you out in the real world, interacting with real people through short, fun, playful challenges that will brighten your day and uplift your friends and community.
Yes. When you interact with others, they also get the benefits of social interaction, so you’ll be giving their mental and physical health a boost too. Many of our challenges are also designed specifically to enable you to bring joy to the people you interact with, whether they are close friends or complete strangers. It feels awesome to make others happy.
You can play the Daily challenges solo or play any partner challenge with a friend or member of your community.
Daily challenges are played solo and involve short, fun interactions with your friends or community.
Partner challenges can get more creative and silly: build things, find hidden objects and spaces, invent new dance moves, lead a social experiment.
Location challenges are tied to specific locations and landmarks (e.g. a museum) and can only be played when you are physically at that location.
You can also design your own partner challenges for your friends to play. Just tap the pencil icon on the map screen or select “Designed” in the “My Challenges” section of your profile.
Groups are like a private version of 5 and Go! You can start your own or accept an invitation to join an existing group. Each group chooses which challenges to play, can view all the group’s creations in one place, and gets its own private group chat. Groups can be small for a few friends or large for a student group, a gym, a workplace, a neighborhood, or anywhere else fun interactions are to be had.
You can invite other players individually, or create a group invitation link or QR code that you can share widely.
For details on how to create and manage groups, check out our Groups Tutorial
Just shake your phone to start recording video to capture the IRL excitement of playing a 5 and Go! challenge. After you’ve finished recording, go to “Your video library” from the settings menu to share your videos or download them to your phone’s photos.