2019 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


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2019 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 
 
 

2019 ASPEN CHALLENGE
AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL:

Opening Remarks | Aspen Challenge program director Katie Fitzgerald delivers opening remarks before 2019 Aspen Challenge teams from Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville and the Dallas Independent School District present at Aspen Ideas Festival.

Aspen Challenge: Louisville 2019 | Highlights from the 2019 Aspen Challenge in Louisville, KY.

Justin F. Kimball High School | Representing Dallas Independent School District, Knights MPowering, a team of students and coaches from Justin F. Kimball High School, is a force of change that empowers students to advocate for their education while promoting student accountability to retain certified and excellent teachers — an issue not only found at Dallas ISD but across the entire nation. Their solution provides access to real-time instruction and resources via social media and technology to prevent students from falling behind in their learning due to a shortage of certified teachers.

Jeffersontown High School | Students from Jeffersontown High School (Louisville, KY) created Open Mind to change the way we discuss and understand mental health as a society. To begin that journey, they launched “Under the Umbrella of No Judgement,” a podcast and platform allowing students to discuss their mental health and offer listeners an opportunity to connect with someone with similar experiences. Further, students plan to design a student-led professional development for teachers to increase understanding and empathy surrounding mental health.

Central High School Magnet Career Academy | Representing Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY), Central High School Magnet Career Academy students established C-4HS (Creating Constitutional Conversations in Our Community) to teach the importance of the United States Constitution, a document that plays a more significant role in our everyday lives than we acknowledge. Partnering with community organizations and grassroots activists, students led discussions on topics such as police brutality, Miranda rights, women’s rights, sexual violence, voting rights, and freedom of speech in schools.

DuPont Manual High School | Driversity is a group of high school students from duPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY), driven to welcome, nurture, and support immigrants and refugees new to their community by providing ride services at no cost to them. After discovering that safe and affordable transportation is a critical need throughout the city, students developed partnerships with Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) and thriving immigrant and refugee-owned businesses in Louisville to create a new, innovative app and website services.


 

2018 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2018 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 

2018 ASPEN CHALLENGE
AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL:

 

Opening Remarks | Aspen Challenge program director Katie Fitzgerald delivers opening remarks before 2018 Aspen Challenge teams from Dallas Independent School District and the School District of Philadelphia present at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

 

Dallas Independent School District's Emmett J. Conrad High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to TheDream.US program director Gaby Pacheco's challenge to design a program that fosters empathy and creates support for all immigrants, regardless of their documentation status.

Dallas Independent School District's Moisés E. Molina High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to 100 Resilient Cities' Smita Rawoot and Eric Wilson's challenge to design mobility solutions that increase community cohesion and promote equitable development of vulnerable populations.

Dallas Independent School District's Sunset High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to TheDream.US program director Gaby Pacheco's challenge to design a program that fosters empathy and creates support for all immigrants, regardless of their documentation status.

The School District of Philadelphia's John Bartram High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to Mural Arts Philadelphia executive director Jane Golden's challenge to use art to raise awareness about the school-to-prison pipeline and promote restorative justice and education over incarceration.

 

2017 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2017 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 
 

2017 ASPEN CHALLENGE
AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL:

Opening Remarks | Aspen Challenge program director Katie Fitzgerald delivers opening remarks before Aspen Challenge presentations at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The School District of Philadelphia's George Washington High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to the University of Pennsylvania's Ezekiel Emanuel's challenge to improve the health of their community by enabling people of all ages to bring three habits into their lives: good nutrition, regular exercise, and balanced emotional health.

The School District of Philadelphia's Northeast High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to Copia founder and CEO, Komal Ahmad's challenge to design methods of recovering food in a scalable way to build a more sustainable community and country.

Chicago Public Schools' Wendell Phillips Academy High School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to the Chicago Police Department's Community Affairs Director, Robin Robinson's challenge to design a process that brings young people into authentic relations with law enforcement to create safer, more peaceful neighborhoods.

 
 

The School District of Philadelphia's Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School's Aspen Challenge team presents their solution to Copia founder and CEO, Komal Ahmad's challenge to design methods of recovering food in a scalable way to build a more sustainable community and country.

Aspen Challenge team members from the School District of Philadelphia's Northeast High School, George Washington High School, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, and Chicago Public Schools' Wendell Phillips Academy High School discuss their work with Aspen Challenge Los Angeles alum Nick Davis at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

 

2016 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2016 ASPEN CHALLENGE AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 
 

2016 ASPEN CHALLENGE
AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL:

Roberto Clemente Community Academy’s team Unify Chicago works to unify the divide between the neighborhoods of Chicago and abolish the stereotypes that hinder the city from functioning to its fullest potential.

Roald Amundsen High School’s team Starry Chicago designed a program that educates the community about the importance of preserving the night sky and that advocates for dark-sky friendly policies in order to mitigate the harmful effects of light pollution.

Lindblom Math and Science Academy's team MoneyLYFE (Leading Youth in Financial Education) acts as a bridge for youth to understand the banking world and conducts bank fairs, infomercials, and promotional activities to improve its community's financial decision-making processes. 

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's team Local Fun Dealers initiated a "play movement," and focused on transforming traditionally negative urban areas into fun places for children to play. 

 

2015 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2015 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 

2015 ASPEN CHALLENGE
AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL:

Five high school teams from Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, DC present their winning solutions to issues faced by them in their communities: inequality, the California drought, access to nutritious food and violence.

 

2014 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2014 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 
 

2014 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL - DENVER AND LOS ANGELES

Winning school teams from Denver and Los Angeles share their inventive solutions to pressing problems.

 

2013 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


2013 ASPEN CHALLENGE TEAMS AT ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL


 

2013 ASPEN CHALLENGE
IDEAS FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES

Downtown Magnets High School O.C.E.A.N. LA This spring, 20 schools from across Los Angeles came together to present their solutions to some of the most pressing issues we face in our society. 

Westchester High School CultivATE This spring, 20 schools from across Los Angeles came together to present their solutions to some of the most pressing issues we face in our society. 

Taft High School Spreading Sprouts This spring, 20 schools from across Los Angeles came together to present their solutions to some of the most pressing issues we face in our society.

 
 

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