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.
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL
Dunbar’s mission is to make quick yet mouth-wateringly healthy meals, by combining delicious pancakes and savory waffles with organic ingredients, all natural meats fruits and vegetables, Pafills to combat this new plague of youthful ailments.
PHELPS ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION, AND ENGINEERING HIGH SCHOOL
Phelps Fresh Food on the Go! brings awareness and provides healthy food choices for healthy bodies and minds.
THE SEED SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON, DC
F.R.E.S.H (Finding Real and Equitable Solutions for Health) DC's mission is to integrate nutritious dishes into the community. We are familiar with our community and we intend to influence people to make healthier eating choices by finding an irresistible meal that people will enjoy.
ANACOSTIA HIGH SCHOOL
Our mission is to foster a commitment to a peaceful, productive and gratifying environment in Washington, DC by celebrating young people¹s brilliance, ingenuity and humanity.
CESAR CHAVEZ PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC POLICY
We shed light on police brutality and to find if police target a specific age group/race/gender and increase peace between youth and the police force.
DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1000 Words of Kindess provides and artistic and creative outlet for youth enduring mental and physical violence.
EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL
In order to eliminate ignorance and encourage a peaceful environment for youth, the Blue Rocket Society has created a program at Eastern, "Defying Stereotypes, Destroying Labels" (DSDL), to increase tolerance, provide exposure, and build relationships between traditionally oppressed groups and, through art, exposed our peers to the importance of defying stereotypes.
FRANK W. BALLOU HIGH SCHOOL
Ballou will unleash peace by creating a peer-mediation program that fosters healthy dialogue among students, while also promoting a culture where unlikely allies work together for common purposes.
H.D. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL
We want to stop the fighting and have a better way to approach situations by partnering with younger students at our local schools to find better ways to deal with their feelings.
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL
Breaking Free will teach young people how to handle the in and out of violence through dialogue, art, and media by offering a transparency of violence in our schools and communities to create a safe and supportive environment.
CALVIN COOLIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
The mission of International Linkup is to connect students within schools and from around the world using social media in order to provide a platform for cultural exchange.
CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
PEACE (People Exploring A Country Everyday) encourages students from across the world to interact with one another, both inside and outside of school, with our app in order to explore different cultures, eliminate stereotypes, and discover similarities/differences through interactive games, forums, and shared photographs.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS EDUCATION CAMPUS
Our mission is to make this big world a little smaller by communicating with people from other countries through social media in order to discover and promote what all people, regardless of location, have in common.
MCKINLEY TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
Our mission is to create an annual event with supporting social media resources that will highlight the cultural differences of people from different countries in order to promote better understanding among diverse peoples.
WASHINGTON LATIN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Global Gazebo is hosting a website where students around the world can communicate with each other on a regular basis using videos and pictures.
WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL
Cultural Affinity increases knowledge and understanding of different cultures and ways of life among youth around the world by connecting with them through social media i.e. Facebook, and Instagram.
BENJAMIN BANNEKER HIGH SCHOOL
Our mission at BINC (Banneker, Inc.) is to develop an innovative and sustainable business solution to an issue of poverty in our city wide community through a website. This website, oriented to the needs of our community and made possible by financial support from local businesses, will offer coupons and solutions through a forum-like interface to address the primary needs of our
community and will be accessible to any and all that wish to make use of and to contribute to the database.
E.L. HAYNES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Our goal is to disrupt teen poverty in our community by focusing on high school attendance through financial incentives.
THURGOOD MARSHALL ACADEMY
TMA Gourmet is eradicating the issue of limited food access that plagues communities of poverty by providing parents, students, and members of our community healthier eating options from our school garden.