CREATE TEAMS AND PREPARE

Each school builds a strong team that represents a range of skills. Team members embrace leadership roles and value unity, curiosity, and a desire to be change-makers.





GET INSPIRED

Teams gather to hear from leading thinkers, who tackle some of our world’s toughest issues. These leaders propose challenges to the teams, asking them to create innovative solutions.





SELECT A CHALLENGE

Teams have one week to SELECT THE CHALLENGE of their choice, draft their vision, and set goals. Teams are guided to pick challenges based on PASSION, RELEVANCE, FEASIBILITY and SUSTAINABILITY.





DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT A SOLUTION

Now is the time for teams to utilize the tools provided to design and test their solutions.





OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Teams put their work into action by engaging their communities through events, surveys and media outreach.





PRESENT AND COMPETE

Teams present their solutions to a panel of distinguished judges who select top teams based on CREATIVITY, FEASIBILITY, SUSTAINABILITY and TEAMWORK who are then invited to present their work at a national Aspen Institute convening.