2018 PA Solutions Menu


2018 PA Solutions Menu



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.

2018 PA Solutions

2018 PA Solutions

Josh Bernstein Solutions

Josh Bernstein 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

carbon busters

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 duynk junk

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.

Randi Boyette Solutions

Randi Boyette Solutions

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. (Teens Educating Against Cyber Hate)

T.E.A.C.H. will build a community of positive digital citizenship by training school ambassadors to take proactive measures against cyberbullying.

Zeke Emanuel Solutions

Zeke Emanuel Solutions

The Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School

4 life challenge

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. 

Workshop School


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.

Jane Golden Solutions

Jane Golden Solutions

Abraham Lincoln High School

Sherim Shokan

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

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

Give Us Our Crowns

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.

Jamila Harris-Morrison Solutions

Jamila Harris-Morrison Solutions

Frankford High School

Pioneers 4 Poverty

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

Future Finance

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. (Poverty and Unemployment Stopped through Education)

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.