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.
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.
REFLECT AND LEARN
Teams are encouraged to think about what they discovered and learned and then engage in a reflection meeting to evaluate ways to increase their potential to continuously learn and inspire others.