Youth Rise to the Challenge: Police Relations in Chicago, and Food Waste and Health Initiatives in Philadelphia

The Aspen Challenge presents three high school teams from Philadelphia and one team from Chicago who developed brilliant solutions to issues they see plaguing their communities. See these young change-makers take to the stage to prove that effective community solutions can be created at any age. Learn how Wendell Philips High School is improving police relations and violence in Chicago, how Sankofa Freedom Academy and Northeast High School are reallocating food waste to those in need, and how George Washington High School is creating vibrant programming to improve a citizens’ physical health.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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