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.
duPont Manual High School
We are Driversity, a group of high school students driven to welcome, nurture, and support immigrants and refugees new to our community by providing ride services at no cost to them. As our neighbors build new lives for themselves, often the toughest part is getting from point A to point B.
Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program
To create a community that appreciates all immigrants, we will highlight personal stories through videos that raise awareness about the harsh reality for many immigrants in Louisville.
Iroquois High School
We are young adults of the future. FUTURUM represents teens from six nations and four continents who are advocating for teen immigrants and refugees. Our goal is to integrate, celebrate, and protect the rights of these communities in Louisville by raising awareness on issues that concern diverse cultures.
J. Graham Brown High School
We launched We Call Louisville Home to promote and celebrate immigrant-friendly businesses. We will launch a website to highlight immigrants that contribute to our community.
Southern High School
Culture Quest is a scavenger hunt for children and families to explore a variety of immigrant-owned businesses throughout Louisville. We chose to take on a challenge to celebrate diversity because we found that many cultures in our community are misrepresented.
Valley Traditional High School
We will strengthen unity within our communities and improve intercultural relationships through cultural awareness meetings and lessons on how to provide medical care that incorporates various cultural traditions.
Butler Traditional High School
To remove the stigma around and improve mental health, the Lighthouse team will create a website and an app full of resources as a safe space for those in need.
J.M. Atherton High School
We are T3, Tame the Taboo. We create safe spaces to combat the stigma of and discuss mental health, through education and celebration. Mental health can be completely invisible and extremely difficult, so this issue is critical to discuss.
Jeffersontown High School
Open Mind is an organization created to change the way we discuss and understand mental health as a society. To begin that journey we created a podcast, “Under the Umbrella of No Judgement,” a platform allowing students in our school to discuss their own mental health experiences. Along the way we have begun the process of incorporating other projects such as a “chill room” to achieve our goals.
Marion C. Moore School
The stigma around mental health remains because there’s no safe outlet for people to express the unique struggles they are facing as diverse individuals and groups. But what if we created digital and physical safe spaces for students and their communities to be on cooperative paths to self-actualization? What if we held annual Self-Love Celebration Festivals and built a community center to connect people to people, resources, and causes that empower us to be the change we wish to see? We can and will do those things to transform our community.
Louisville Male High School
Our goal is to produce a meaningful impact on the Louisville community by encouraging a healthier and more active lifestyle through the revamping of a local park, including the creation of a community garden.
Central High School, Magnet & Career Academy
We the people of C-4HS (Creating Constitutional Conversations in our Community), are a committee of students from Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky. We will host our community at ongoing events to teach the importance of the United States Constitution, a document that plays such a big role in our everyday lives.
Eastern High School
The bLOUsky Project is a student-led team of artists and entrepreneurs working to combat air pollution in the urban areas of Louisville. The bLOUsky Project works to empower Louisville’s most vulnerable urban communities through education, storytelling, artistic collaboration, and community partnerships.
Fairdale High School
We will raise awareness and create solutions to reduce the amount of air pollution and emissions in our city by developing a website and mobile app and hosting events to share the importance of respecting the environment.
Fern Creek Traditional High School
Tackling environmental justice, our solution addresses the lack of data on water quality in the west end of Louisville. Our intent is to improve water quality through riparian buffers and community involvement. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates.
The Academy at Shawnee
The west end of Louisville has a pollution and health crisis. Our group’s goal is to connect like-minded individuals and groups to align their efforts and create solutions to reduce air pollution and improve health outcomes in Louisville.
Western High School Early College Academy
Louisville has an air quality inequity that leads to lower life expectancies for people who live in the West End compared to residents of the East End. We are Western HOPE — Helping Our People's Environment, and we are tackling this challenge by teaching young people how to grow and take care of plants and trees and educating adults on how to minimize the negative impact of poor air quality on their health.