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.
Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School
We design “real food” education that is reflective of culturally sensitive challenges, ultimately driving a substantial and sustainable solution that can be successfully implemented and replicated.
Lincoln Park High School
Fresh Knowledge teaches students healthy eating and empowers them to eat real food, support us, and grow young minds to their full potential.
Lindblom Math and Science Academy
By offering mentoring, special events, and little food pantries, SUPERFood aims to encourage families, peers, communities, and each other to eat real food and lessen the reliance on junk food.
Morgan Park High School
We teach a cooking class to break the junk food cycle and have chefs demonstrate how to make make healthy food for students.
Richard T. Crane Medical Prep
2.7 million residents of Chicago live in food deserts and face nutritional challenges: we empower people to take advantage of the real food to which they do have access.
Roberto Clemente Community Academy
We are creating a garden for people in our neighborhood to discover the natural world around them on their own.
Al Raby School for Community & Environment
1/39 of students attending Al Raby High School are autistic and struggle with communication and social issues. Our team works to increase their development by creating an environment of support through a peer buddy system.
Amundsen High School
Sounds in the City is a project that engages students in an exploration of the urban soundscape in order to foster an awareness of the sounds in their environment.
William J. Bogan High School
We are creating a Science Link-Up Day in our Ashburn community to engage women and people of color in discovering post-secondary options in the science field.
Austin College and Career Academy
By bringing key community stakeholders together to engage in authentic, constructive, and progressive interactions, we are creating safer, more peaceful neighborhoods together, by re-building T.R.U.S.T. (Targeting Relationships Using Supportive Teamwork)!
Chicago Vocational Career Academy
Respect & Serve brings youth and police officers together through leisure and service activities and documents their bond to help spread the idea of peaceful convening everywhere.
Harlan Community Academy High School
In today's society, many people see the police as their enemy. Do you know some people are afraid of asking the police for help? We offer effective solutions to change this mindset.
Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School
Our mission is to help and respond to the needs of the Austin community by bridging the gap among police, schools, community, and businesses.
Urban Prep Academies- Bronzeville Campus
The Bridge Initiative aims to foster, revitalize, and restore the relationship between youth and law enforcement through legislative proposal, training, and inclusive dialogue that provide opportunities and protections for all citizens.
Wendell Phillips Academy High School
We are team T(teens). A(and). C(cops). T(together). I(in). C(Chicago). S(successfully). In order to build better relationships between youth and police, we conduct workshops with students to address problems and trust issues.
Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville
Money matters more than making it. What’s the point of making money if you don’t know how to properly use it? Money can be your uprise or your downfall — we distinguish how best to leverage money.
Northside College Prep High School
Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees in our community to understand the financial system and utilize it to their benefit in a unique, engaging, and culturally sensitive manner.
Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
We represent youth collaborating with neighborhoods to combat violence by building relationships to deconstruct negative perceptions of others.
Infinity Math, Science & Technology High School
We are Los Aldeanos, and we live in a community where violence is around every corner. With our counseling workshops and sporting events, we aim to reduce violence in our school through these alternative activities and improve relationships amongst students and in the Little Village community.