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.
CEC MIDDLE COLLEGE
Generation Y is on a mission to educate all millennials on how to use the powers of social media for good by creating an app and website that encourage positive online interactions and leading seminars on cyberbullying for youth in the community.
CONTEMPORARY LEARNING ACADEMY (CLA)
In an effort to spread positivity and inspire hope, the social media campaign known as "#SendingSweetness" works first to build up an individual's inner-self worth and follows by encouraging them to pass the kindness on; after all, we can't love others if we can't first love ourselves.
DENVER SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (DCIS)
Our mission at DCIS Planting Diplomacy is to plant the seeds of diplomacy through online dialogue in order to create a generation of leaders in diplomatic relations that transcend borders.
F.L.Y. (FRIENDSHIP LIES IN YOU) is promoting a Kindness Week to create new
friendships, unity, and a culture of empathy.
JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
The Wallflower Initiative hopes to use social media to connect generations through stories of hope and inspiration, spread positivity in our school and plant the seeds for wider change within our community.
“We Hear You” is an educational campaign to raise the levels of consciousness on the negative use of social media and its direct link to cyber bullying.
Be a voice, be yourself, raise awareness and take action – you’re the change for kindness.
Three schools on one campus, find common ground and spread kindness throughout the West side school and community. The Caring Cowboys have been sending KissesForKindness.com and seeking advice from the community on how to combat cyber bullying with the greatest weapon of all- love.
KUNSMILLER CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY
Nutrition Ambition is an initiative implemented in order to provide and obtain knowledge and exciting, innovative resources to the people of our community to motivate a unified sense of purpose in nourishing the environment and ourselves
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. EARLY COLLEGE
Team Well Aware has come together to address the lack of awareness of the importance of health and wellness, the lack of opportunities and programs in our community that address health and wellness, and the need to help young children learn about the importance of health and wellness at an early age.
NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
North High School is finding ways to utilize community centers to provide healthy, local produce for families living in food deserts.
2Fit4U educates young students about the benefits of healthy living by providing space for physical activity and healthier food options.
The Almighty Eagles believe healthy living is a key element to being happy, with that being said we devised a plan that included creating enrichments involving physical activity, We put requests in for sports clubs, enrichments and P.E classes in general, and we also made students aware of how eating habits can affect their lives positively or negatively.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL / /RESPECT ACADEMY
Health Brigade, a project which aims to create awareness and resource education about how mental health issues affect the homeless in our community through outreach and social media.
BRUCE RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL
The mission of Peace of Mind is to ensure that anyone and everyone who faces any type of mental illness can seek and get help before the problem escalates and leads to homelessness or incarceration.
Raising Our Own Father's mission is to increase awareness of mental health as it pertains to young males of color through mentoring, empowering, and advocating.
DENVER CENTURY FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING (DC-21)
To bring awareness of racism to our school and community by acknowledging the painful affects it has had on individuals and to empower our students and community in healing the negative affect of racism.
DENVER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DSST) GREEN VALLEY RANCH
A social platform developed by young adults for young adults that creates a space for us to define ourselves, not one that defines us for others, in order to address issues related to race.
We, COLOR: Creatively Optimistic Leaders of Respect, are combatting the issues surrounding race; through the allocation of literature, music, and art we are facilitating tough conversations within workshops and forums, raising awareness in our community, and are creating a movement to fight back against the racial inequity in our society.
MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
A Day With R.A.C.E (Respect All Cultures Equally) is an awareness campaign that addresses the racial inequities the 5 points area still faces through community key note speakers and student performances, as well as ways the community combats these issues through community partner displays and information.
Denver South Eracism is a youth driven movement dedicated to taking action against racial inequity throughout the community and challenging stereotypes, in order to create a more culturally aware and accepting environment.