Jamiel L. Alexander is a senior fellow for the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions (AFCS) at the Aspen Institute. In this role, he coordinates AFCS youth engagement strategy. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Alexander was manager of Youth and Family Programs at Crispus Attucks Association for 12 years, where he was responsible for a variety of tasks including managing after school and summer programs, professional and leadership development, youth and family workshops and various community service projects. Alexander currently serves as a committee member for the York City General Authority Commission, NAACP, Ancestors Dream Organization, and Helping Offer Options & Directions, LLC. In 2012 he was appointed to serve on the National Council of Young Leaders, and in 2013 he was chosen to speak at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington. While Alexander engages and serves with many organizations, he makes it a priority to take care of “home” first.

WATCH JAMIEL L. ALEXANDER'S CHALLENGE

On January 10 and 11, 2014, teams from 20 high schools across Denver joined together At the Cable Center for two days to listen to some of the world's most provocative thought leaders. 7 challenges encompassing some of the world's most pressing issues were shared with the teams. Each team will select 1 challenge and design a solution for that challenge.