This year, 20 teams in Chicago, and 13 teams in DC, designed original solutions to critical issues and showcased them for panels of local judges.

Twenty high school teams from across Chicago Public Schools came to Soldier Field to learn about critical issues we face in our society. They were tasked with selecting an issue - a challenge - to solve.

The Aspen Challenge provides inspiration, tools, and a platform for young people to design solutions to some of the most critical issues humanity faces.