Teams have one week to select the challenge of their choice, draft their vision, and set goals. Teams put their work into action by engaging their communities through events, surveys and media outreach. Here are their solutions.
High Tech Early College
Team I.N.S.P.I.R.E reaches out to those communities that have high dropout rates and challenges students to find ways they can encourage their peers and themselves to stay in school. We are creating a culture in which students at our school
are becoming accountable to one another through support, encouragement, and becoming active participants in their education.
P.U.S.H. Academy's Project Promise, is an initiative to eradicate the dropout rate. It is our Promise to make a conscious and sincere effort to engage, inspire and lead all youth in our community so they may exceed academic expectations and norms. This is accomplished with a village concept in mind.
REBOUND is centered on creating a peer mentoring program at Summit Academy to reengage students in school and see the importance of their education through building healthy relationships with their peers.
Denver Center for 21st Century Learning
Out of sight, out of mind. Because we don't have easy access to our oceans, we think we're not connected to them and they have NO impact on our lives; that's simply not true.
East High School
H.A.L.O. (Hope + Action = Love for our Oceans), is taking action to care for our oceans, one of our most valuable resources, by educating the community about the harm that plastic bottles cause for our oceans and creating opportunities for community members to take a stand!
South High School
Our team has decided to focus on the ocean, because no matter where you are in the world, you affect the ocean as much as the ocean affects you, habits must be formed early both to decrease pollution and to conserve water; take the plunge to use less plastic, conserve water and create a ripple effect in your community.
Strive Preparatory - Excel
Neptune's Ocean Warriors (NOW) works to inspire residents of Denver to
understand the impact they have on our oceans through educational
programming and lobbying to pass legislation.
CEC Middle College
CEC's team (DNA - Denver's Not Alone) is working to fight feelings of isolation and helplessness in our community by creating opportunities for people to come together to lift each other up.
George Washington High School
Our mission is to raise awareness about mental health and provide ways people can maintain a positive perspective on life and self by vowing to be happy.
Bridging cultures divided by change.
Our mission is to raise awareness within our community around mental health and suicide through educating our peers in the PREP community and serving as mentors for 5th graders at our neighborhood elementary school.
Bruce Randolph High School
The mission of Parks Inc. is to develop safe parks that foster play and creativity on a daily basis through community involvement.
Denver Center for International Studies
DCIS PLAY aims to build a community partnership with DCIS Fairmont, by incorporating different methods of play through education.
North High School
It is PLAY Denver’s goal to provide moments of joy inspired by play. We provide children in our community with physical and mental escapes, from the stress that living in poverty can bring, though sustainable community solutions.
Contemporary Learning Academy
Promotes vegetable consumption and shares healthy recipes in our community through a phone app.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Spreading Environmental Education (and) Developing Seeds.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Inspire Through Connection promotes understanding by enabling community stakeholders to share their stories.
John F. Kennedy High School
Giving our community a voice and a chance to share their talents and skills through art.
Martin Luther King Jr. Early College
The goal of Signal of Expression is to unify the youth and adults of the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch Communities through all forms of art that represent self-expression.
We are using blank walls to start conversations around issues in our school and the West Denver community.