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.
George Washington High School
We are PhilaMundo, an environmental outreach program focused on raising awareness of climate change and providing opportunities for our community to reduce further damage to our planet.
Lankenau High School
We, the light savers, are incorporating LED lights into our school community, reducing our energy consumption while also encouraging the community as a whole to reduce its carbon footprint.
One Bright Ray Community High School
Slam Dunk Junk will improve the urban health of Philadelphia by installing basketball-themed trash cans in our neighborhoods. By utilizing social media, organizing community events, and partnering with local groups and politicians, we educate the public on littering and climate change.ate change.
Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice
We will use social media to educate others about the harms of cyberbullying and solutions to prevent it. Cyber Busters will also conduct seminars for younger children to promote positive relationships before they harm others or are harmed themselves.
West Philadelphia High School
T.E.A.C.H. will build a community of positive digital citizenship by training school ambassadors to take proactive measures against cyberbullying.
The Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School
Get Fit Saturdays will increase access to fresh fruit for students in our school, establish an emotional support system for students, and create opportunities for students to use the skills they learn in our program to improve our community.
To help people build healthy habits in nutrition, exercise, emotional health, and community volunteerism, we developed an app that gamifies healthy habits and supports behavior change. The app tracks the progress in the PhilaHealthia Challenge, where students and teachers compete to earn points and win fabulous prizes.
Abraham Lincoln High School
We will promote restorative justice practices at our school by creating an after-school art program for students at risk of entering the school-to-prison pipeline.
Constitution High School
A Butterfly’s Chainge will prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline by using art and personal experience to educate and to provide a creative outlet for self-discovery.
John Bartram High School
We educate the southwest Philadelphia community about the entry points to the school-to-prison pipeline and the impact of this epidemic by creating origami cranes and displaying them throughout the community.
Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
wholeheARTed is disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline through education, mentoring, and collaborative artistic expression. Utilizing mobile, student-created art installations, and social media, we engage the larger community in restorative justice.
YESPhilly Accelerated High School
We will design and install visual art projects and deliver perfomances in schools to create a safe, united community and break down barriers between school officers and students.
Frankford High School
Pioneers 4 Poverty will disrupt generational poverty within our community by offering a four-week holistic workshop to improve life skills and stress the importance of a well-rounded education.
Franklin Learning Center
Having seen the effects of generational poverty, we at Future Finance will break that chain by offering financial literacy workshops to youth and families throughout our community.
Mastery Charter School: Simon Gratz Campus
P.A.U.S.E. is a nonprofit organization that addresses the factors of poverty by offering educational and training opportunities and presenting employment/career choices through informational sessions and career fairs within the Nicetown/Tioga community.
Northeast High School
Alpas will build a bridge between existing resources and those in need who are unaware of those resources by hosting workshops, utilizing social media, and partnering with community organizations.