Can Your Ideas Change the World?

Do you have what it takes to solve the world’s toughest problems? High school students do. In fact, today – at this very moment – over 150 students from 19 of Washington D.C.’s public and charter schools are presenting solutions to issues, ranging from the use of sustainable foods, to poverty and peace in communities to engaging global citizenship. These student driven solutions are the culmination of the Aspen Challenge.
     Since its launch in 2013, the Aspen Challenge, a platform developed for young people to design solutions to some of the most critical problems humanity faces, has involved 900+ students from Washington D.C., Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). At the 2014 Ideas Festival, three winning teams from DPS and the first place team from LAUSD showcased their solutions to Festival pass holders. Get inspired by last year’s winners and get ready for more! Washington D.C.’s student winners will take the stage this summer to present their solutions for change (read about the challenges they're tackling), along with the top teams from DPS and LAUSD.